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Manager, Enterprise Risk Services


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted March 16, 2021.


At MNP we pride ourselves on being different – it’s our entrepreneurial drive that sets us apart. It’s the same drive that’s helped us become Canada’s fastest growing national firm. We foster collaboration, value your ideas, promote based on talent, live balanced lifestyles and make time for FUN. We are one firm, one team, collaborating to support you wherever you want to take your career.


Join the momentum. We are seeking a Manager for our growing Enterprise Risk Management team. Protecting businesses’ best interests, MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Our recognized Enterprise Risk team helps identify, evaluate and manage risk exposure to protect a company’s reputation and assets.



Performance Expectations

  • Responsible for the delivery of Enterprise Risk Services such as risks assessments, internal audits, performance and controls improvement, compliance programs, developing risk management policies and frameworks and assisting with risk mitigation strategies
  • Accountable for assessing business processes and internal control frameworks across a range of industries identifying opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the processes and controls through the development of enterprise risk/operational risk management programs
  • Deliver industry and technical expertise in information security through client interactions, research and analysis, reports, technical work, management presentations, and proposals
  • Conduct Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) scoping and materiality calculations
  • Execute walkthroughs and control testing in support of ICFR/SOX engagements and recommend/ implement process improvements related to current processes and design of controls
  • Participate in the development and delivery of SOX audit training materials for clients and team
  • Determine engagement scope, programs, criteria and procedures to fully execute the work
  • Obtain, analyse and evaluate audit documentation, previous reports, data and flowcharts
  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions
  • Ensure detailed process and control narratives are properly documented and prepare findings
  • Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards of various sectors
  • Manage project financials (budgets, WIP, timely billing, collection, variance recognition)
  • Execute transactions through the provision of client services including planning, budgeting, scheduling and coordinating engagements
  • Facilitate collaboration with client engagement team prior to commencement of client work to discuss roles and responsibilities, risk areas and deadlines
  • Identify ways to maximize the relationship with clients and deliver added value
  • Maintain high quality control by reviewing work done from other team members for accuracy and completeness; provide feedback to team members
  • Monitor project timelines against targets, adjust where necessary; advise clients of project status
  • Leverage team appropriately to ensure proper documentation is prepared for the client and procedures relating to the file are followed accordingly
  • Develop a thorough understanding of MNP’s services, businesses and industry
  • Raise awareness of MNP through discussions at community events including client and company sponsored functions
  • Network in the local business community and consider business development opportunities
  • Contribute to the development of new ideas and approaches in order to improve work processes
  • Mentor, motivate and coach team members towards professional and personal development by setting clear expectations, providing feedback and addressing performance issues promptly
  • Promote regular attendance, balanced lifestyle and high standard of team wellness
  • Conduct formal, written annual performance reviews


  • Completion of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or a Certified Internal Audit (CIA) designation
  • Completion of a Master’s Degree in business (MBA) or a relevant risk management designation is considered an asset
  • 6 to 10 years of relevant work experience, most of which is in risk management or performance improvement
  • Extensive knowledge of leading Risk Management Frameworks such as COSO Integrated Enterprise Risk Management Framework and/or ISO 31000
  • Experience identifying and quantifying threats, risks and opportunities as well as interviewing clients and being able to understand and document risks, root causes, impacts, and mitigation
  • Experience in business and practice development
  • Strong computer literacy including effective working skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Some travel may be required

Core Competencies and Characteristics

  • Integrity – professional whose honesty, integrity, confidentiality and high ethical standards contributes to effective leadership and optimal business relationships
  • Energy – displays enthusiasm, optimism and passion while maintaining a high level of productivity and a balanced lifestyle
  • Diversity – understands the importance of different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and is respectful of individual differences
  • Communication – effectively expresses ideas and conveys information in business writing, conversations and interactions with others that make an impact and persuade their intended audience(s)
  • Client Service Excellence – understands the importance of quality client service, proactively identifies client needs and creates strategies to proficiently serve clients
  • Business Development – looks for and seizes profitable business opportunities while focusing on the ability to gain increased presence in the community 
  • Forward Thinking – anticipates the implications of situations, takes appropriate action as needed and prepares for possible contingencies
  • Agility with Change – initiates, sponsors and implements change by taking a facilitative catalyst role
  • People Management & Leadership – goal-driven leader who effectively manages self, others and teams to achieve goals
  • Coaching – takes responsibility for one’s own and team members’ performance by setting clear goals and tracking progress against those goals, promptly addresses performance issues, is highly organized and uses personal judgement and decision making


More than a paycheque, MNP delivers. You’ll be empowered to share your ideas, take on new challenges and advance your career.


Join a diverse firm committed to maintaining its unique culture and fostering a balanced lifestyle. MNP offers benefits that allow you to thrive at work and outside the office! You can expect: generous paid time off including 4 personal days, firm sponsored FUN social events, a group pension plan with 4% matching contribution, client and team member referral bonuses, a wellness subsidy, health and dental benefits, work-life flexibility, exclusive access to a variety of perks and discounts, professional development assistance, learning opportunities through MNP University, a flexible dress for your day environment and more!