Manager IT

Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own. We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team. If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — and its customers — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

Location: Please note this position can be based out of Waterloo or Toronto. If based out of Toronto, there will be some required flexibility to commute between offices.

As a member of the Enterprise Risk Management team, the Manager of Information Technology (IT) Risk Oversight is responsible for identifying, assessing, evaluating and reporting business risks related to technology at an Enterprise level. Key responsibilities include:

Supporting the Enterprise risk function in the identification and evaluation of emerging and inherent IT risks;
Evaluating mitigation plans and control effectiveness;
Executing the IT general computer control (ITGC) validation program as part of the Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) program supporting CEO/CFO certification;
Support the IT function in maturing processes and practices (e.g. Cyber Security);
Providing constructive challenge and recommendations to the IT function.

The Manager may also provide subject matter expertise to strategic initiatives to ensure enterprise and compliance risks are identified, assessed and managed appropriately through the implementation and operationalizing of the strategic initiatives. In delivering on the role’s mandate, this role works with Senior leaders and Business Unit management across the company and the IT function in particular
What can you expect in this role?

Support the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program:

Identify and evaluate emerging and existing IT risks through internal and external environment scanning;
Provide constructive challenge and evaluation of effectiveness of mitigating plans and controls to address key technology risks;
Provide recommendations and advisory services to the IT function;
Develop positive and effective relationships with IT function representatives where IT representatives see Enterprise Risk Management and the Manager as a valuable resource in effective risk identification and mitigation;
Evaluate the impact of key risk indicators and business incidents at the Enterprise level;
Provide oversight to the Letter of Representation (LOR) quarterly reporting for the IT function;
Continue to enhance the enterprise risk management program, policies, standards, guidelines, procedures and reporting associated with technology risk;
Develop specialized analysis, reporting and presentations as required for management and board reporting;
Participate in various projects, as requested, pertaining to technology risk e.g. Information security and Data Governance initiatives;

Manage the IT General Computer Control (ITGC) validation program:

Execute the ICFR validation program for ITGCs to assess, validate and report on the design and effectiveness of key internal controls to support the CEO/CFO certification;
Report on identified gaps and provide recommendations for improving internal controls, and;
Manage internal and external resources supporting this work.

Provide support to transformational strategic initiatives:

As requested, provide second line of defense input and constructive challenge to ensure compliance and enterprise risks are identified, assessed and managed to remain within Economical's risk appetite throughout the implementation and operationalizing of transformational strategic initiatives;
Support ERM's risk assessment and reporting on transformational strategic initiatives.

Research and evaluate:

Emerging technology innovations;
Emerging technology risks;
Emerging best practices in technology risk management and controls;
Leading and emerging industry practices, adopting continuous improvement principles to support success.

What do you bring to the role?

2-5 years of related experience in technology risk and controls;
Relevant Professional Designations (e.g. CISA, CISSP, CPA, CIA(Certified Internal Auditor));
Experience within a professional services firm or experience in internal audit functions within a public company is an asset;
Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging IT risks and opportunities;
Excellent stakeholder relationship management and influencing skills with the ability to effectively and constructively challenge stakeholders to drive appropriate risk management outcomes;
Ability to build strong relationships both externally and internally with people from all levels to help foster a positive risk and compliance culture;
Strong organizational and analytical problem-solving skills;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Proficient in Microsoft office products.

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.
Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.

We offer:

Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
Two annual wellness campaigns — participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
An unlimited employee referral bonus program
Flexible work schedule
Discounts on products and services

To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.
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