Internal Controls Manager

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/12/2022 2:51 PM)
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Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work.


Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

WildBrain is made up of a team of innovators and creators who bring industry-leading kids’ content and brands to families globally. We inspire imagination, put creativity first, and believe in the power of storytelling. We are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in.


To work at WildBrain means you get to create stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!


About the Role

WildBrain is looking for an Internal Controls Manager, to join our finance team! Reporting to Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, you will be a key member helping Corporate Finance and Reporting teams as required. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and oversight of corporate-wide internal controls, and accounting policies, contributing to process improvements, and performing routine technical accounting processes.


  • Manage internal control software to facilitate control testing, remediation plan, and manage control documentation
  • Manage quarterly sub-certification process on behalf of management
  • Liaise with internal/external auditors to provide support for internal controls and CSOX assessments and to address any internal audit deficiencies
  • Follow up and validate actions taken by management to re-mediate audit findings to ensure that they are effectively designed and appropriately implemented
  • Lead and/or assist with business automation / process improvement projects to enhance Internal Control over Financial Reporting
  • Draft and implement corporate - wide accounting policies
  • Draft memos on accounting positions as needed, which includes preparing the supporting working papers to ensure disclosures are supported and compliant with IFRS requirements
  • Collaborate with other divisional teams on the accounting policy initiatives to assess their accounting practises against WildBrain’s Corporate accounting policies, communicate and resolve any areas of non-compliance



  • CPA or CA designation or equivalent
  • Relevant experience in financial reporting, accounting, or audit role with a focus on public-company reporting
  • Experience working in a public company and/or media and or studio production distribution environment preferred
  • Solid knowledge of IFRS including the latest standards and public company reporting requirements, and US GAAP experience would be an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with leaders at all levels in a cross functional capacity
  • Highly analytical and strong, effective communicator with senior management and other stakeholders
  • Ability to challenge status quo as required by improving existing processes and are open to sourcing ideas from others
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, focus on generating results and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics
  • Focused, with a strong passion to learn and succeed
  • Possess a “hands-on” approach for all situations, no task too big or too small to handle
  • Experience with complex organizational and transactions structures preferred
  • Familiarity with financial reporting and other systems (ex. Microsoft Dynamics GP, Management Reporter, WDesk) is an asset
  • Strong computer skills required including solid working knowledge of spreadsheet programs (i.e. Excel)

What We Offer

Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous RRSP matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it!


Our commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.


We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


About WildBrain

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!


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