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Advisor, Risk Assurance & Advisory Services

Reference ID: R-2019-1436

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Company: Finning Canada

Posting End Date:

Number of Opening: 1

Worker Type: Permanent

Position Overview: Based in Edmonton the Advisor, Risk Assurance & Advisory will assist with executing the internal audit and regulatory requirements for internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) for the Finning Canada operation. Reporting to the RAAS Leader the Advisor will assist in providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the organization's operations through financial, operational and compliance audit in addition to advisory projects.
This position will have key responsibilities in performing and assisting in the oversight of the assurance and risk advisory projects in alignment with the global RAAS mission and standards and supporting the RAAS leader and team in achieving the RAAS team objectives.
The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated skill in internal audit and a working understanding of internal audit best practices.

Job Description:

Major Job Functions:
  • Performs and assists in the various financial, operational, compliance, information technology and value added audits according to the Finning Canada internal audit plan and in accordance with the standards and practices as defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Assists in facilitating the execution of a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve business risk. Will be integral in continuing the transformation of the function to a value added, proactive, risk based function
  • Assists the RAAS Leader and team by working with the business to identify and prioritize the major risk factors in the business and identifying opportunities to improve them
  • Assists in investigations of alleged misconduct, loss of assets or other irregularities and reports findings to senior management where necessary
  • Combines strong technical competence with a high degree of collaboration, people and change management skills
  • Certification of Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) Responsibilities (NI 52-109)
  • Assists the RAAS leader and team in the development and maintenance of an ICFR sustainability model
  • Performs walk-throughs and independent testing to monitor management's assessment of design and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting in adherence with legislation
  • Assists in the evaluation of deficiencies of internal controls and processes on an on-going basis and works with management to address internal control issues and recommendations for improvement
  • Assists in providing guidance to Business Process Owners ("BPO") on compliance protocols, and assist with change process, and self-assessment testing
  • High level of drive and personal motivation
  • Trustworthy and is seen as an open and direct individual
  • Ability to establish credibility quickly with business and senior leaders
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Uses appropriate interpersonal styles
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships and outcomes
  • Practical, results-oriented with a bias for action
  • Models high performance behaviors and expects the same of others


Specific Skills & Knowledge:
  • Skilled at collecting and analyzing data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions
  • Skilled in planning and project execution, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills, including active listening and skill in presenting findings and recommendations and collaboration
  • Skilled at negotiating issues and resolving problems
  • Skilled in using a computer with word processing, spreadsheet, and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries, and analyses
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing, management principles and preferred business practices in financial, operational and compliance auditing
  • Expert knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by The Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Experience with data analytics of ACL would be an asset
  • Knowledge of information systems terminology, concepts, and practices. IT audit experience an asset
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements of a Canadian public company, specifically legislation of Bill 198 and Sarbanes-Oxley


Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Ideally have a certification as a CIA, CISA, CRMA, CPA or working towards one
  • Minimum of three to five years of full-time experience in internal auditing, risk management or business analysis


We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Posted: May 23, 2019
Closes: July 22, 2019