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Manager, Internal Audit

Oakville, ON, CA, L6J 2X1

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 Director, Internal Audit, this position is responsible for the management and successful execution of the internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) testing plan to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements. Where required, the manager will also lead financial 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, reviewing business processes, and documentation and reporting. This role works closely with functional business teams across the organization.

Accountabilities

 

  • Develop and execute the risk-based ICFR testing strategy to support the SOX program and quarterly disclosure controls.
  • Manage the ICFR testing efforts to provide reasonable assurance on the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls for the areas assigned.
  • Collaborate with the Internal Controls and Compliance team to review SOX scoping and risk assessment, risk & control matrices, and process flowcharts and narratives to optimize the process and reduce risk to potential deficiencies.
  • 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.
  • Manage, lead, and develop staff through continuous guidance and coaching, performance management, and professional training. 
  • Lead planning and execution of financial and compliance audits according to the annual audit plan.
  • Develop and review audit reports and present audit finding and practical recommendations with all levels of business partners and senior leadership. 
  • Conducts ICFR testing and audits in adherence with the IIA Professional Standards and using current industry frameworks.
  • Assist IA Leaders with management of resources, other requests and investigations, and executive reporting needs.
  • Lead 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 5 years of relevant work experience with at least 2 years leading SOX controls testing and conducting internal audit engagements.
  • Professional accounting designation such as CA, CGA, ACCA, or CPA.
  • CIA designation is preferred.
  • Experience in the power and utilities industry is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of SOX and Canadian National Instrument 52-109 regulations, COSO, IFRS and Auditing Standards is required.
  • Ability to lead, mentor and positively influence staff to foster continuous team improvement.
  • 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).
  • eGRC [Archer]m and SAP a big plus.

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.

 

Our Mission

We provide safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy and water solutions. Our mission is how we create value as an organization—it is what drives us every day to fulfill our purpose.

 

Our Vision

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Our vision is what we see as possible. It's where we aspire to be, what we want to achieve and how we'll make an impact. It guides and keeps us on the right path as we work towards fulfilling our purposes.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Customer Centric
  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Teamwork
  • Owner mindset
  • Outcome focused
  • Continuous learning

What we offer 

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

A defined contribution savings plan

Leadership Development Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

Group Benefit Plan

Variety of Health & Wellness programs

Discount and Perks program

 

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

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 our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

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