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Internal Auditor

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 

Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit, this position is responsible for supporting successful execution of the internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) testing plan to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements. Where required, the role will also support financial and operational audits, consulting, and other engagements in accordance with professional and operational best practices. It includes assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, evaluating findings and providing recommendations, performing data analytics, documentation and reporting results. 

This role works closely with functional business teams across the organization. 

Accountabilities

  • Execute the risk-based SOX compliance testing - walkthrough business processes to identify and document risks and key mitigating controls, develop control testing scripts, gather supporting documents, perform testing procedures, and document results to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of controls.
  • Collaborate with the Internal Controls and Compliance team to review risk & controls, and process flowcharts and narratives to optimize the SOX program and reduce risk to potential deficiencies.
  • Proactively collaborate with External Audit to coordinate documentation request and control testing efforts to minimize the impact on the business and align test results.
  • Actively cultivate strong business relationships with process and control owners to provide advice and suggestions on risk areas to add value and drive improvement to the key processes and controls.
  • Support planning and execution of financial and compliance audits according to the annual audit plan.
  • Conducts ICFR testing and audits in adherence with the IIA Professional Standards and using current industry frameworks.
  • Assist IA Leaders with other business requests, investigations, and executive reporting needs.
  • Participate in department strategy working groups to driving department efficiencies including use of digital tools, streamlining processes and documentation, performance metrics, analytics, indicators, and dashboards.
  • Provide feedback to functional teams on emerging risks to ensure good internal controls are maintained.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed.

Education and Experience

  • At least 3 years of work experience with SOX controls testing and internal audit engagements;
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or a business-related field is required;
  • An excellent command of English, both spoken and written, is a must;
  • Progressing towards professional accounting designation such as CPA, CA, ACCA, CGA, or CMA; 
  • CIA, or CISA is preferred but not required;
  • Experience in power and utilities industry is a big plus;
  • Solid understanding of internal control frameworks is required (COSO required, COBIT is a plus);
  • Ability to work independently as well as demonstrate good team-work;
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, strong analytical skills, healthy professional skepticism;
  • Committed to ongoing learning activities, good attitude to increasing responsibilities;
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation) and high level of diplomacy;
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Data analytics, SAP experience a plus

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

 

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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