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Manager, Risk and Controls

THE ORGANIZATION

Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, our client is a public energy company with a broad range of service offerings within North America.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Job Title:Manager, Risk and Controls
Reports to:Director, Finance
Direct Reports:2
Location:Calgary, Alberta


THE MANDATE

Reporting to the Director, Finance, the Manager, Risk and Controls will be responsible for the development, design, implementation and monitoring of internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR).  In collaboration with other operating and corporate groups across the organization, this individual will oversee the governance and reporting on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), including the development of the ERM program. The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of an internal audit function focused on increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of operational and financial processes.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures related to ICFR
  • Partner with business and finance leadership to design, implement and monitor an effective internal controls environment over financial operations across the company
  • Oversee the creation, review and maintenance of end-to-end process documents around ICFR, including narratives and process flowcharts
  • Oversee the self-testing program for internal controls and evolve the program to a reliance model inclusive of continuous control monitoring
  • Collaborate with process owners in the development of action plans to assess the adequacy of actions taken by management to correct control deficiencies and continuing reviews with appropriate management on action to satisfactory resolution
  • Summarize and communicate to senior leadership any noted issues, risks, and business impacts of control deficiencies and track remediation to completion
  • Maintain ongoing communication with external auditors on ICFR planning, walkthroughs/testing, audit requests, impact assessments and deficiency evaluation
  • Oversee the implementation of the ICFR program to significant acquisitions
  • Strengthen the controls environment to the point that controls are embedded in the mindset of the business, with a focus on key controls and identifying controls that are fundamental to the business to reduce the reliance on “check the box” controls
  • Oversee the development of an Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) governance program in collaboration with business development, operations, legal, EH&S, and regulatory, aligning risk management with strategy and performance
  • Lead the development and implementation of an internal audit consulting function focused on evaluating and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of operational and financial risk management, control and governance processes
  • Prepare executive management and board of director’s materials
  • Educate business process and information technology control owners on compliance requirements
  • Responsible for department budget and performance management of staff and/or contractors

Attractions

  • Join a Canadian based energy services company well-positioned for the future
  • Play a significant role in contributing as an active member of the Corporate Finance team
  • Opportunity to play a key role in the governance, quality and integrity of the corporate finance environment

 

FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the existing ICFR environment to develop a strategy focused on the development, design, implementation and monitoring of effective internal controls over financial reporting
  • Develop strong relationships with business and finance leadership to foster trust in developing an effective internal controls environment including leveraging data analytics/automation over financial operations across the company
  • Successfully gain the buy-in and build strong collaborative relationships with operations and corporate groups to further strengthen the controls environment fundamental to the business
  • Initiate the development of an Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) governance program in collaboration with respective internal stakeholder groups to further align risk management with strategy and performance

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • CPA, CIA, CRMA, and/or CISA certifications

Experience

  • 10+ years post designation experience with a minimum of 3+ years in a management role
  • Previous experience leading, motivating and building teams that deliver services and solutions to business partners that exceed expectations, providing demonstrated value enhancement to operational and financial processes
  • Experience leveraging data analytics to perform targeted sampling techniques and using automation for continuous monitoring
  • Demonstrated track record of technical expertise with ICFR, ERM and internal audit
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

Competencies and Attributes

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to lead through influence to drive results
  • Ability to synthesize multiple issues and develop an actionable plan to address those issues
  • Strategic thinking to develop a long-term vision, create actionable steps to achieve that vision and drive accountability for the delivery of those results
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills and presentation skills
  • Excellent at building relationships and trust with all levels of the organization
  • Adaptable to changing environments
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines

 

THE COMPENSATION

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: malexandru@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AIRG-681446 Manager, Risk and Controls - AB - Calgary and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at optimumtalent.com as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.