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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  5411

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7

Date:  Nov 23, 2021

Audit & Compliance Manager

Job Description


Position Title:  Audit & Compliance Manager
Department: Corporate Audit
Reports To: Director, Corporate Audit
Location:  Cambridge or Toronto


Job summary:
ATS is seeking an experienced audit and SOX compliance Manager to oversee, develop and maintaining the company’s compliance and control framework. Reporting to the Director, Corporate Audit, the ideal candidate is a self-starter, takes initiative and exhibits a passion for building a strong control environment. This role will also assist with developing internal control program in global locations.




  • Coordinate and manage ATS’s day-to-day internal controls compliance activities, including planning, risk assessments, control design assessments, testing of controls, evaluation of deficiencies and development of remediation plans.
  • Partner with the external SOX consultants and revamp the existing framework in advance of IPO and develop an effective strategy and roadmap for ATS.
  • Support and advise the stakeholders and process owners to implement changes as advised by SOX consultants.
  • Continuously improve the internal controls program to meet SOX readiness requirements.
  • Review and test controls regularly. Identify improvements to control design and monitor remediation efforts.
  • Ensure SOX documentation is up-to-date, including process flowcharts, process narratives, risk and controls matrix and evaluate controls as new systems are developed and/or processes change.
  • Work with all relevant IT teams to review controls, process narratives and testing strategies to ensure effectiveness and accuracy.
  • Track the progress of all testing and remediation activities, provide status update to senior management. Interact with multiple internal functions
  • Coordinate and monitor completion of the quarterly SOX section 302/906 certifications with Senior Management
  • Provide education and training to internal stakeholders on SOX, internal controls, and emerging risks
  • Travel abroad as required



Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
Professional designation CPA and/or CIA preferred, or working towards attaining certification



  • 7+ years’ experience managing Sarbanes Oxley compliance, operations audit and ERM process
  • Current or prior experience auditing public companies at a Big 4 accounting firm is preferred
  • Advance knowledge of US GAAP, SEC reporting and PCAOB auditing standards.
  • Detailed knowledge of SOX testing methodologies, risk assessment practices, the COSO Framework, PCAOB Auditing standards and IFRS.
  • Expertise in designing, monitoring, and evaluating internal controls and SOX compliance programs for a multinational organization.
  • Strong knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404, PCAOB Standards, Internal Controls, COSO and Corporate Governance role at a Public Company.
  • Highly independent, hands-on approach, able to multi-task and execute projects from start to finish.
  • Experience with US listed companies, ideally within a global corporate environment
  • High Bond or other audit software experience preferred
  • JD Edwards and other ERP software skills preferred
  • IT Audit experience preferred

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