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Internal Controls Analyst

Department name: Accounting
Business unit: Financial & Corp Development
Position ID: J1219-1100

A little about us

At Shaw, we’re proud to be leaders in a movement that brings Canadians the connectivity they need to fuel their lives. We’re making bold moves to connect Canadians and we’re always on the lookout for go-getters that are committed to disrupting the status quo. Does that sound like you? We’d love to meet you.

The role

This critical position will report to the Manager, Internal Controls and assist with overseeing the framework and certification for internal controls over financial reporting and disclosures (SOX certification). The Internal Controls Analyst will be a proactive member of the finance team and will play an integral role in maintaining and supporting the integrity and effectiveness of the Company’s control environment. The position will assist in providing compliance support and training across the organization.

This position will appeal to an individual seeking a fast-paced, team environment that offers breadth of influence and a connection to the rest of the organization.

A typical day

• Assist with the process of certifying internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures (SOX certification);
• Help to ensure best-in-class controls are embedded in each process area, including effective control design addressing the key risks to the business;
• Assist with initiatives to improve the quality of documentation of internal controls and processes;
• Provide real time guidance and support to project teams and operations personnel regarding SOX, control design and risk mitigation;
• Actively contribute to the design of solutions, providing control requirements, inputs and guidance to achieve an effective and efficient control environment with respect to the gating of inflight projects across the organization;
• Participate in the development of action plans to remediate identified control design or operating effectiveness gaps;
• Maintain a comprehensive and current understanding of the Shaw control environment, key risk areas and interdependencies between in-scope systems, processes and departments;
• Assist in the development and delivery of training and other knowledge resources to increase stakeholder awareness and understanding of key risks;
• Prepare materials for updating senior management and Audit Committee on SOX results/initiatives;
• Assist with the management and sustainment of the Governance, Risk Management & Compliance tool used for document retention and certification process;
• Key participant in developing the annual financial statements risk assessment and risk-based audit plan with Internal Audit & Advisory team and the external auditor

Your skills/experience

• Professional accounting qualification (e.g., Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant) considered an asset
• Minimum 2 years of professional experience, preferably in one of the following areas: accounting, internal controls and financial reporting, external and/or internal audit;
• Hands-on experience with documenting SOX controls and flowcharting processes considered an asset;
• Knowledge of financial statements risks, SOX compliance requirements and internal control best practices;
• Ability to identify and evaluate IT and business risks is considered an asset;
• Advanced analytical and risk-based thinking skills;
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems both independently and collaboratively;
• Outstanding multitasking skills with a demonstrated ability to work productively and with a positive attitude in a fast-paced, often ambiguous environment, with multiple and changing priorities;
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
• Ability to communicate clearly in a variety of situations and to tailor that communication, by adjusting style, method and tools, to the needs of the audience;
• Self-motivated: deliver under pressure while maintaining high standards of excellence and attention to detail;
• Hands-on experience with Microsoft products, including Excel, Visio and Sharepoint;
• Experience with project management and data analytics tools (e.g. Alteryx, Tableau, etc.) is considered an asset;
• Experience in the Technology or Telecommunications industry is considered an asset;
• Previous experience with GRC tools and Oracle is considered an asset.

Other details

• This position requires the successful completion of a criminal and credit background check.
• This posting will close on January 23, 2020

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