Manager, Risk and Controls

  • Category: Accounting / Finance
  • Location: Calgary, AB
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time


Posted On: Apr 21, 2022

Manager, Risk and Controls
Recruitment Partners is on the search for a Manager, Risk & Controls to join our esteemed client’s team. The role will report to the Director, Risk and Controls and will lead the planning, execution and reporting of the compliance program, across Canada, USA and International. Bringing significant experience of both Canadian and US financial control requirements, the successful candidate will operate as a business partner, bringing value-added insight to the Business and support the continued enhancement of the Program. As a member of the company's Risk and Control function, the successful candidate will also gain exposure to a wider range of risk management capabilities, including Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit and Commercial contract assessments.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) compliance program, including process updates, interviews, walkthroughs and testing of key controls to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of ICFR.
  • Conduct annual FS risk assessment, scoping and materiality calculations using top-down risk-based approach.
  • Build and maintain/enhance internal control documentation including process flow diagrams, process narratives and design and operating effectiveness of testing results.
  • Monitor remediation of control deficiencies identified and provide recommendations for operational improvements.
  • Conduct root cause analysis and develop corrective action plans and recommendations, with follow up and support for resolutions.
  • Operate as a business partner, supporting process and control owners with on-going training and to implement best practices and improve control efficiency while maintaining effectiveness.
  • Partner with Management in responding to external auditors for business control-related matters.
  • Collaborate with and influence business leaders to create, sustain, and strengthen the control framework through control identification, design, testing, and implementation.
  • Designs and executes formal quarterly internal controls documentation certification process to support CEO and CFO quarterly representation to regulators.
  • Provide consulting services to management through Finance policy and procedure research, guidelines and best practice as required, with recommendations for improvements.
  • Work with other internal controls stakeholders (such as ERM, IA, Finance etc.) to strengthen and continually improve Parkland's control framework, mitigate corporate risk, increase staff utilization and eliminate duplicate work.
  • As required, support the execution of the wider Risk & Controls work program, including internal audits, enterprise risk assessment processes and other consulting / project work.
  • Assist with developing and performing data analytics and other reporting tools.
  • Assist with the implementation of data analytical tools to perform sampling, analyze data to improve audit and business efficiency and effectiveness, (including for risk assessments).
  • Support the maturation of the Compliance program across the organization.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Exceptional knowledge of US and Canadian regulatory requirements relating to financial controls.
  • Minimum 8 years of C-SOX and/or SOX internal controls experience; preferably with a public accounting firm.
  • Excellent communication, teamworking skills and a desire to work in a high-performing team.
  • Possession of a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA).
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to speak candidly to Management regarding audit results is critical.
  • Experience with coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to build strong relationships within the team as well as within the business.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills preferably JDE, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent project management skills with ability to multitask under strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure, resolve problems and make decisions quickly and effectively, using a strong sense of self confidence.
If you are interested in this role and meet the above criteria, please click the “Apply” button to send your resume directly to Esmond Desilva or Rylie Dobson. 

Recruitment Partners Inc. is an Alberta-based, Alberta-focused recruitment firm. We are dedicated to building long-term relationships while securing top talent for Alberta’s best employers. At the heart of our efforts is a collaborative, consultative approach. We are proud of our team of consultants, who come with practical business experience, a strong network of professional contacts, and are focused on what is best for both clients and candidates. We will facilitate the best fit between client and candidate. This means reduced turnover, enhanced employee engagement, increased productivity and customer satisfaction, and more.  
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