Director of Internal Controls

Business Support
Job Type:
Toronto, Canada

As Director you will lead internal controls for the largest listed online gaming company in the world - The Stars Group. With 4,500 staff, and growing strongly organically and through acquisition, we have offices in four continents and own leading gaming brands including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker. We are listed on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.

You will lead the business unit for internal controls and SOX certificates. Your unit will support the advancement of our global control framework and work closely with internal audit, and other risk management functions throughout the company.

This is a senior role in our organisation reporting directly to the CFO. You will have entire responsibility for the strategy, design and overall program management of internal controls for the Group. Leading the internal controls business unit you will have ultimate responsibility for staffing to meet the needs of delivering your programs globally.

In 2018 we made three significant acquisitions, two in Australia, which have now merged to become BetEasy and one in the UK – Sky Betting and Gaming. The growth strategy will continue with a focus on the US market although these new additions to the Group will initially factor quite strongly in your role as you lead the internal controls integration. We estimate you could be travelling around 25% of the time which would include to our offices in Australia, Bulgaria, Malta, the US and UK.


For this global senior leadership role we are looking for someone with extensive experience and track record of working across multiple locations and countries in the fields of risk management, internal control (SOX) financial and IT audit, IFRS / SEC / public filings process and communications with those charged with governance.

Summary of essential skills and experience include:

  • Working within a large international NASDAQ listed company
  • CIA or CPA and experience with COSO, SOX, IFRS/GAAP guidance and standards
  • Solid experience with COBIT, tax, risk management
  • High reliability and ethical standards
  • Strong leader and influencer

We offer a highly competitive senior package for this role which we can discuss on receipt of interest and based on suitability. Our interview process will include an initial discussion with our head of talent acquisition followed by a phone/Skype interview with our CFO followed by a face to face meeting in Toronto with the CFO and other key stakeholders.