Manager of Risk

Halifax, NS
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About WCB

On behalf of WCB Nova Scotia, Venor is recruiting for a newly created position, Manager of Risk.

By working to keep Nova Scotians safe, healthy, and on the job, and supporting them when their lives are impacted by workplace injury, WCB Nova Scotia is contributing to a safer, stronger province. We provide workplace injury insurance to approximately 19,500 employers and 335,000 workers across the province. Our vision is a Nova Scotia safe and secure from workplace injury.

WCB Nova Scotia is consistently recognized as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia and has also been recognized nationally as a Top 100 Employer and as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, the Manager of Risk contributes to the overall success of the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCBNS) and plays a pivotal role in ensuring effective risk management practices throughout the organization. This role is responsible for overseeing the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program and all internal and external audit result coordination. The objective is to support the CEO and CFO/CRO to foster a risk-aware culture, leverage opportunities, effectively mitigate risks, and ensure operational efficiency in alignment with the organization’s strategic objectives. You will establish and implement performance standards and be accountable for meeting service and performance goals for the department. Positions at this level are distinguished from others in the Work Group at this level that cover a broad range of support services requiring incumbents to work with a minimal amount of supervision, balancing a broad range of concurrent demands.

As the Manager of Risk, you understand the business and operating context and conduct monitoring to identify emerging and changing risks, and successful business practices. Conducting risk assessments, you prioritize those risks to support the organization’s strategic plan, goals, and departmental goals. The Manager of Risk will lead the execution of risk-based plans, including scheduling, testing, reviewing, and reporting on controls and findings. You will make recommendations and monitor the status of agreed-upon improvements, providing comprehensive risk analysis and recommendations to support efficient, safe, and effective operations.

All reports are communicated with stakeholders, leaders, senior and executive leadership, the Board of Directors, and supporting its committees. You will facilitate discussions with management to document processes, assess risks, and develop risk response strategies. You will assist the VP of Finance with department management and various financial reporting. Liaising regularly with the internal and external Audit team you will connect and collaborate, coordinating audit results.

About you

WCB champions safety and promotes a diverse and respectful workplace. The Manager demonstrates leadership in providing a safe and healthy workplace. As the successful candidate you act as a champion for necessary organizational change and anticipate the impact of change at the organization, team, and individual levels. You exhibit courage to take risks and pursue new ideas. Building on recent initiatives to cultivate enthusiasm and support for innovation amongst team members you champion the implementation of innovative ideas inspiring others to innovate.

Required Qualifications

  • A university degree in business, accounting, finance, or a related discipline; 
  • 5+ years of experience involving activities such as risk management frameworks, processes, and controls over financial reporting, disclosure, governance, I.T. security and change management, and performing audits in a decision-making capacity-related environment; three (3) years of which also involves experience in leading teams, projects and building a team-oriented, collaborative environment; and,
  • A Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA).
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, process improvement frameworks and data analysis would be an asset; as would,
  • Any other relevant professional designation (e.g. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).

(Note: an equivalent combination of a university degree in another area of study and significant additional experience in risk management may be considered.)

The Offer

WCB offers a competitive compensation package including a salary range of $90,359 to $112,951.

Interested candidates can send their resume to Natalie Isaacs via natalie@venor.ca

Any offer of employment will be conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the WCB. Employees have access to sensitive and/or confidential information provided by the Canada Revenue Agency to carry out the duties of this position.  Therefore, a satisfactory security check is a requirement for this role. A security check consists of a confidential criminal record check conducted through the Human Resources department. Renewal of the security check is required every ten years.  An offer of employment is conditional upon obtaining a satisfactory security check.

At Venor, we value and celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals of any race, color, religion, gender identity, orientation, national origin, or disability status. WCB Nova Scotia is an equal opportunity employer committed to supporting and developing our employees.

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