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Manager, Internal Controls (Fixed Term, 3-6 months)

Company Description

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Stephenville, N.L,  Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Muskoka, Ont., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla.

Job Details

FUNCTION: Reporting to the Director, Finance, the Manager, Internal Controls is responsible for reviewing the internal controls of various areas of the organization. Key responsibilities include assessing the processes and controls for several key functions within the organization, assessing for deficiencies and implementing changes to strengthen and remediate these areas as required.


Scope of projects include assessing inventory controls in the areas of maintenance, fixed assets and voucher issuance  

Maintenance – Inventory Controls:

  • Understand the controls at BBTCA and all bases for the purchasing of parts, receiving process and inventory management including cycle count program

  • Process mapping of procedures to understand gaps in controls, reporting and segregation of duties

  • Understand available reporting in the maintenance system (RAAS) to understand usage, min max levels and safety stock and age

  • Understand available reporting for purchase orders management (open PO’s, price history, zero cost PO’s) to manage outstanding PO’s

Fixed Assets

  • Lead count of fixed assets at BBTCA and other stations

  • Review capex policy including purchase and disposition of assets. Provide guidance to improve current policy and processes

Voucher Issuance

  • Understand the guidelines and approval process for authorization of voucher issuance to passengers

  • Analyze trends of voucher type, issuer and city pair segment for outliers and large swings to understand opportunities to improve upon leakage

  • Testing vouchers issued to determine if the guidelines were followed

  • Understand review process of vouchers (weekly/monthly) by department heads and standardize reporting

  • Understand if there is post issuance fraud (transfer of non-transferrable vouchers prior to expiry)

The above scope of work will require the following:

  • Perform internal reviews to ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented properly

  • Documentation of processes to identify any control gaps corresponding to identified risks

  • Mapping of key controls against identified risks

  • Review processes and identify opportunities for risk mitigation through proposing new controls or revising existing controls

  • Evaluate significant deficiencies and recommend remediation plans for control deficiencies


  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.

  • Exemplifying Integrity: Treating others fairly, honestly, and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust with team members and the broader community.

  • Inspiring Others: Energizing and inspiring others to strive for excellence and commit to common goals and purposes, creating a sense of self-efficacy, resilience, and persistence in followers.

  • People Leadership: Assuming a leadership role in helping others achieve excellent results.

  • Leading Change: Recognizing the need for change, being open to new ideas and methods, and championing transformational change within the organization and beyond.



  • A University degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Information Technology or a related field combined with a professional accounting/auditing designation(s), e.g. CPA, CIA, CISA, etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and capable of working with cross-functional teams

  • A minimum 5 years of experience in a related field, e.g., external audit, internal audit, internal controls, SOX compliance, etc.

  • Strong knowledge of business processes, risks and controls, including internal control/risk management frameworks and Standards, e.g. COSO, IIA, COBIT, ISO, etc.

  • Proficiency in use of various software applications, especially Microsoft Office suite

  • Strong technical internal controls compliance skills

  • Works collaboratively as part of a team; is flexible to get work completed

  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to break down complex issues into management parts in a systematic manner and analyze root causes

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and have the initiatives and creativity to come up with innovative and value-added solutions to issues

  • Excellent business sense with strong knowledge of business processes.

  • Experience assessing risk and developing mitigating controls




  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ

  • August 14, 2019
  • 84-48-17


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