Controller - Risk Management (16 month contract)
TELUS International
Vancouver, BC, CA
5d ago


Lead & elevate a high performing team to even greater heights!

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As part of the Risk Management team within TELUS Finance, the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) teams provides proactive, objective enterprise risk & internal control assessment, audit & assurance services for Management and the TELUS Board of Directors enabling operational improvements, identification and mitigation of risk exposure, effective control & governance oversight.

Here’s the impact you’ll make and what we’ll accomplish together

As the Controller - SOX, you will be responsible for directing the company’s internal control assessment process to ensure compliance with SOX regulations and achieving SOX certification by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as required by SOX Section 404 (United States of America) & National Instrument (NI) Section 52-109 (Canada).

Through strategic partnership with the Corporate Controller group, you will deliver accounting, reporting & financial analysis expertise and guidance to internal clients to help TELUS gain competitive advantage and maximize value creation by delivering innovative solutions and operational excellence.

You will also be responsible for leading and supporting a small team of 3-4 audit professionals in conducting the annual SOX audit program.

Here's how

  • Maintain an effective and efficient SOX team
  • Promoting team development, consistently displaying high personal standards and maintenance of independence
  • Develop & implement an integrated audit plan based on scoping and risk assessments, including fraud risk assessments
  • Plan, organize and execute audits that support the annual SOX goals & objectives
  • Prepare & issue audit test results that document audit scope, procedures, findings and internal control recommendations
  • Monitor & appraise the adequacy of Management’s action plans to implement internal control recommendations as needed to remediate control weaknesses or deficiencies
  • Provide internal control leadership & support on decisions affecting the internal control environment of the company
  • Work closely with the company’s external auditors, including coordinating the annual risk based audit plan and SOX initiatives with the objective of increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the external audit as well as the internal SOX certification
  • Effectively communicate with and educate management on the importance of an effective control environment and the role of the SOX team
  • Participate in the SOX Steering Committee and issue reports to the Audit Committee of the Board to keep all members of the committees informed of issues that may affect the control environment of the company, audit findings, management remediation activities and ultimately the status of SOX certification by the CEO and CFO
  • Ensure proper SOX documentation is kept up to-date for scoping, testing and remediation of all key control activities
  • Manage multiple priorities / audits for on-time delivery and to ensure tests and procedures are performed within critical statutory reporting deadlines involving both quarterly and annual reporting requirements
  • Recognize, recommend, plan and implement complex process improvement opportunities including selling the idea to stakeholders and leading and or participating in cross functional teams for execution and constantly challenging the status quo and monitoring external key performance indicators (KPIs) / benchmarks to seek opportunities for improvement
  • Anticipate & evaluate impacts of changes to business plans, leveraging strong understanding of business operations and strategy, financial fundamentals and key financial indicators to provide informed, insightful recommendations
  • Developing business partner, leveraging higher level negotiation, influence and communication skills and ability to see "bigger picture" to improve the performance of the business
  • Analyze & evaluate complex / high risk financial proposals, business plans or investments to determine regulatory or financial reporting impacts
  • Qualifications

    You're the missing piece of the puzzle

  • Extensive knowledge in accounting principles and practices including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Expert knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002 (SOX), the 2013 Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Framework and understanding of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards
  • Strong leadership & team development and coaching skills
  • Demonstrate superior listening & communication skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with all levels of management
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, projects, and activities
  • Bachelor degree related e.g. Finance or Accountancy
  • Accounting designation / s : Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Chartered Accountant (CA) Certified General Accountant (CGA) Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Who is TELUS? We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada.

  • Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses;
  • and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

    Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected.

    Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

    Do you share our passion? At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities. At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

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