Compliance Lead

Toronto (City), Ontario
April 12, 2024
May 12, 2024
Job Sectors
Healthcare, Public Sector
Job Type
CPA status


Compliance Lead

Location: Toronto-661 University

Department: Controllership


The Role:

Reporting to, and under the direction of, the Director, Controllership, the Compliance Lead will oversee the foundational development of the Enterprise Risk program at PHO. Under the guidance of the Director, the incumbent will be managing the deliverables related to the operation of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program, and will oversee the development, implementation and reporting of enterprise-wide governance framework, risk assessment related action items, as well as development of relevant internal audit programs.


Key Responsibilities –

  • Provide team leadership to the PHO Enterprise Risk Program unit.
  • Oversees the process of establishing a disciplined approach to identifying and managing risks across the whole organization, including but not limited to proactively meeting with business units to identify gaps and weaknesses with current controls, monitoring the effectiveness of current controls, tracking and reviewing action plans, etc.
  • Embedding risk management into all business operations in PHO by creating policies, procedures and control assessments in response to identified risks and provide active support on audit and regulatory issues.
  • In conjunction with the ERM consultant, responsible for gathering, facilitating and documenting requirements. The Compliance Lead will and act as liaison between consultant and PHO business leads to ensure ERM program and internal audits are conducted successfully and timely.
  • Responsible for overseeing and maintaining business unit risk logs; following up on action items to ensure timely risk mitigation and management.
  • Provide periodic reporting to Senior Management and Board/Audit, Finance, Risk committee members on areas of high risk within PHO and related mitigation strategies.
  • Recommend and develop internal audit programs (e.g. Payroll audit, etc.)
  • Ensure and monitor PHO’s compliance with legislation, regulations and directives and report on these via thorough research and analysis. Attestations, as set out by the Ministry, will be monitored timely.
  • Provide day-to-day risk support (e.g. Insurance management), projects and operational initiatives as required.

Knowledge and Skills –

  • Strong service and customer orientation skills using tact and diplomacy to maintain strong relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Detail and execution-oriented with continuous improvement mind-set.
  • Demonstrated strong research, innovation, and problem-solving skills.
  • A motivated self-starter with strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.

Education and Experience –

  • University education with a minimum post-secondary degree in business, risk management, operations research, organizational design, or other relevant major.
  • Minimum 5-8 years of relevant work experience, with 3 years' work experience specifically in enterprise and/or operational risk management or internal audit roles.
  • Experience in policy and/or framework development and of enterprise/operational risk reporting and analysis is required.
  • Public sector experience will be considered an asset.

Attributes and Competencies-

  • Written communication skills with experience in writing policies, guidelines, reports and templates.
  • Interpersonal, consultation and relationship management skills to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships at all levels within the PHO; chair and/or represent the Finance Department through participation in corporate meetings/committees and/or working groups.
  • Oral communication skills to act as liaison between various internal and external stakeholders
  • Continuously building network to keep abreast of changes in risk trends and PHO operating environment vis-à-vis risk impact.
  • Interpersonal and influencing skills to be able to assist with gap analysis, risk assessments and with internal audits.
  • Develops solid working relationships with cross-functional partners across PHO
  • Self-directed, innovative approach to problem solving; ability to analyze problems and issues, systematically synthesize information, identify key details and root causes and offer recommendations.
  • Works within PHO policies referring only major deviations, issues and recommendations to Director, Controllership.
  • Ensures the daily team leadership and operational management of Risk Enterprise team
  • Ensures deliverables are completed timely.
  • Works independently to assist in translating strategic direction into well-defined and executed operations and action items.
  • Manages and directs the unit staff. Provides coaching, guidance and feedback to develop the skills and performance of the team.
  • Provides guidance and recommendation to business units in regards to policy, risk management program and internal audit processes.


Duration: Permanent

Hours of Work: Full time, 36.25 hours per week

Compensation Group: Team Leader

Posting Date: 04-11-2024

Closing Date: 04-26-2024


Please note: applications will be received no later than 11:59pm on the date preceding the closing date as indicated on the Job Requisition.

Note: Internal candidates will be considered first.


While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.  Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment recruitment purposes only, and not for any other purpose.

PHO is committed to ensuring equity in employment. Our goal is to create a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to ensure our services and communications are accessible to all individuals. Any candidate who requires a job posting in an alternative format may email a request to Once an applicant has been selected for an interview, they can inform PHO about any accommodations they may require at any stage of the interview process.

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