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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posted:
January 15, 2019

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STEVEN E. GRANT, CPA, CA

Toronto, Ontario ac77rl@r.postjobfree.com Tel: 416-***-****

!A finance professional with excellent www.linkedin.analytical com/skills in/specializing stevenedgrant in identifying ways to improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of assessing risks and management of internal controls.

Track record of identifying process improvements, streamlining operations and implementing change management across multiple operation lines using best practices.

Excellent at developing strong relations with Senior Management & Business Unit leaders that has led to a greater understanding of KPIs.

!PROFESSIONAL !Canada Excellent Pension technical Plan EXPERIENCE skills Investment and understanding Board, Toronto, of IFRS ON and financial disclosures and 2017 notes. - Present Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting

Led and mentored a staff of twelve accountants to process invoices and pay the operating and investment transaction expenses of the company of approximately $1 billion.

Managed the outsourced accounting and financial reporting of the Brazil and India office that has resulted in a better understanding of the local regulations and processes.

Analyzed and presented the variance analysis of the Brazil and India financial statements to the Managing Director for regulatory filings.

Created process controls for new system integrations and oversaw the testing of those processes including the new legal e-billing system.

Implemented training guides for staff and oversaw the implementation of system enhancements that increased efficiencies in the accounts payable process reducing overtime and labour costs.

Designed dashboards to identify metrics for reporting operating risks and assessing the trend analysis of the Corporate Accounting group to recalibrate staff responsibilities and priorities.

Managed the month end and quarter end close process for financial reporting.

Streamlined the intercompany transaction process resulting in less complexity to assess

!DREAM operational (formerly results. Dundee Office Management Corp), Toronto, ON 2006 - 2016 Director, Controls & Compliance 2009 - 2016

Internal Controls Compliance Auditor 2006 - 2008

Designed and developed the finance, operation and IT control test templates, process flows and audit reports in accordance with SOX, National Instrument 52-109, COSO 2013 and COBIT for the Dream’s five public companies with $15B of asset values.

Demonstrated strong technical skills as the IFRS project leader. Wrote over 15 IFRS Company white papers and led training and preparation of the financial statement notes and disclosures.

Presented informative and concise reports quarterly to the CFOs and the Audit Committees for all five Dream entities on accounting concerns, status of special projects and audit issues.

Conducted, reported and advised CFO and COO of the operational and business risks of the company based on interviews with business leads and results of audit tests performed.

Collaborated with management to implement and monitor compliance of the corporate and operational policies and procedures.

Developed and enhanced the corporate close review procedures for month end and quarter end financial reports for accuracy, completeness and IFRS compliance. STEVEN GRANT, CPA, CA PAGE ! 2

Identified potential concerns in third party service reports for property management and IT services and worked with management to create solutions to mitigate issues.

Team player collaborating with management to develop best in class processes for processing and payments resulting in 20% operational improvements in AP and CAPEX.

Collaborated with the legal team and internal and external stakeholders to strengthen the Anti- Money laundering compliance program in accordance with FINTRAC regulations.

Responsible for expanding and mentoring the internal control team in order to meet the growing

!DELOITTE, business financial LLP ASSURANCE and regulatory requirements. AND ADVISORY GROUP, Toronto, ON 2004 - 2006 Senior, Assurance & Advisor

Provided audit and assurance services primarily for a public multi-national information technology company with revenues of approximately $8B.

Acting Manager of eight staff accountants on multiple engagements reporting to Senior Managers and Partners.

Reviewed clients’ business variance analysis and summarized expense and income trends to support financial close period activity.

Reviewed complex software and hardware contracts for appropriate revenue recognition.

Assisted with the risk assessment, planning considerations and SOX internal controls testing.

Provided Audit and Assurance services for clients in mining, real estate development and a public company going through bankruptcy protection.

Led the review of the financial statements and note disclosures against the public disclosure

!GSP checklist. LLP (subsequently acquired by PwC), Toronto, ON 1999 - 2004 Staff !EDUCATION !Chartered Accountant Accountant, / PROFESSIONAL ICAO AFFILIATIONS / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2004 Certified Professional Accountant, Colorado 2004

Laurier University, Diploma in Accounting 1999

University ! of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1998 Technical Skills:

CPA Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management: Tor, ON 2017

CPA Controllership Program - Operational Skills: Niagara, ON 2013

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Oracle in the Cloud

Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Visio

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