Financial Reporting and Compliance Advisor
FortisBC
Surrey, Canada
2d ago

Position Overview

Are you a professional who loves working with financial numbers and has a great knack for analyzing data? Do you understand the importance of following accounting principles?

Do you knock the SOX off any scenario when it comes to compliance?

We want to hear from you! Our 2,400 employees come to work every day to meet the energy needs of our customers safely, reliably and affordably.

Join the FortisBC family and be part of our Finance and Accounting team.

As our Financial Reporting and Compliance Advisor, you are an experienced professional with a strong understanding of accounting principles and either SOX 404 compliance regulations or internal control frameworks.

You have incredible skill working with financial numbers but also have the expertise to explain reporting details in a clear and concise manner.

Responsibilities

Pertaining to Financial Reporting, you will :

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting packages to the parent company, Fortis Inc.
  • Provide oversight to ensure compliance with external reporting requirements of FortisBC group of companies which includes researching and resolving routine and complex US GAAP and rate-regulated accounting issues
  • Assist in the analysis and implementation of any new US GAAP standards
  • Assist in the preparation of non-consolidated annual financial statements and be the key liaison working with external auditors on additional non-regulated companies not otherwise assigned within the corporate group
  • Assist with review of monthly account reconciliations
  • Pertaining to SOX Compliance, you will :

  • Implement and maintain internal control (SOX) related policies, such as End User Computing, internal control documentation and testing guidelines, new control requirements from the parent company, Fortis Inc.
  • and assisting with control deficiency reporting

  • Assist with maintaining Entity Level Controls related to the Finance department
  • Recommend solutions to address remediation of control deficiencies in supporting the assessment of operating effectiveness and finding efficiencies in the in-scope processes
  • Assist with developing and understanding the flow of transactions, developing management review controls, and recommending appropriate controls over system-generated data or reports
  • Schedule and facilitate ad-hoc management self-assessment testing to ensure compliance with ICFR
  • Participate and support initiatives and projects related to any enterprise process or system changes that could impact the controls framework and SOX compliance requirements
  • In year one, you will :

  • Assist with financial reporting deliverables; assume responsibility for End User Computing, finance system security access and monitoring, and SOX scoping;
  • and build a relationship with Internal Audit

    In year two, you will :

  • Enhance the financial reporting process by increasing efficiency in preparing deliverables
  • Build strong partnerships throughout Fortis Inc. to establish yourself as the point person for handling SOX compliance issues with Fortis Inc.
  • and external auditors.

    What it takes :

  • You are a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) plus have a minimum of 3 years of post-designation work experience working in a financial reporting or audit related role
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of SOX requirements, or internal control frameworks
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with US GAAP, or IFRS
  • Advanced level skill set in Excel, including financial modelling and analysis
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to understand problems and offer opportunities to develop and implement creative and pragmatic solutions
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to independently plan, prioritize, and coordinate a diverse set of activities to consistently meet targets in an environment that includes changing priorities and time demands
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