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Manager Management

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 15, 2019

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Toronto, Ontario Tel: 416-***-****

A finance professional with excellent analytical skills specializing in identifying ways to improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of reporting and 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 and communications with Senior Management, Business Unit Leaders and the Audit Committee that has led to a greater understanding of KPIs

Excellent technical skills and understanding of IFRS, risk management and applying effective policies


Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, ON October 2017 - February 2019 Senior Manager, Corporate Accounting

Led and mentored a staff of 12 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 operating entity financial statements to the Managing Director for regulatory filings

Designed the process controls for the new legal e-billing system integration into Oracle and oversaw the testing and training of the new process

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 operational results

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

Internal Controls Compliance Auditor 2006 - 2008

Created the internal audit and controls testing program for Dream’s 5 public companies in accordance with SOX, COSO 2013 and COBIT

Led a staff of 4 Accountants to audit and test the finance, operation and IT controls

Designed and monitored the NI 52-109 CFO/CEO control certification program

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 concerns

Collaborated with the CFO and COO to identify the operational and business risks impacting the financial objectives of the company

Implemented and monitored the compliance of the corporate and operational policies and procedures including the whistleblower hotline and AML STEVEN GRANT, CPA, CA PAGE 2

Developed and enhanced the corporate close review procedures for month end and quarter end financial reports for accuracy, completeness and IFRS compliance

Identified potential concerns in third party service reports for property management and collaborated with management to develop solutions to mitigate the issues

Reviewed and addressed control gaps identified in the SSAE 16 and SOC 2 control reports

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

Managed the internal audit and controls budget

Selected as a key leader of the process improvement team that designed driver based budgeting, identified key reporting metrics and redesigned the process responsibilities of the Senior Portfolio Management group to better align with the company’s business strategy

Responsible for expanding and mentoring the internal control team in order to meet the growing business financial and regulatory requirements

DELOITTE, LLP ASSURANCE 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 checklist

GSP LLP (subsequently acquired by PwC), Toronto, ON 1999 - 2004 Staff Accountant


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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