Analyst Independent Control

LocationToronto
Job CategoryAccounting & Finance
SP-ID20135
Position TypeContract
Application Deadline November 22, 2019
Experience Required1 year
Job Duration1 year
Education RequiredBachelors

Our client in Banking & Finance industry is seeking an Analyst Independent Control in Toronto. This is a 12 months contract position.
 
Job Description
GROUP/PROJECT INFO:
Central program/governance team for T&O focusing on financial attestation, issue management framework and program and policy deliverables.
CULTURE:
• Collaborative but also heads down atmosphere.
EVP (Employee Value proposition):
• Exposure to the senior leaders
• Exposure to T&O core function (back end and middle office)
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
Attestation Activities
• Manage and coordinate Attestation (internal and external) activities for T&O Units
• Manage end-to-end portfolio including leading continuous improvement through engagement of stakeholders of the portfolio
• Act as the Subject Matter Expert for Attestation topics; single point of contact for attestation completion queries
• Partner with stakeholder to address challenges and improvement opportunities noted in the Portfolio
• Perform pre-attestation planning and preparation including documentation and establishing sound processes for tracking and monitoring
• Independently manage all attestation activities, meetings and communications during the attestation period. Monitor progress and completion status.
• Review and provide governance and oversight to the subjects and issues raised to determine overall impact and risk
• Ensure alignment and adherence to the Bank’s Enterprise Financial Governance SOX Office expectations per the framework
• Manage and coordinate end-to-end Attestation [ Financial and off-cycle] portfolio including leading continuous improvement through engagement of Partners/stakeholders. Given the magnitude of the Portfolio, there will be an expectation that this individual lead such discussions independently and document results to drive to a collaborated conclusion and implementation.
• Subject Matter Expert for Attestation Platform; single point of contact for attestation completion queries.
Program Support – Lead development and implementation of strategies and/or major project deliverables as it relates to governance and oversight framework.
• Lead and manage integration of governance programs and framework
• Provide leadership in technology requirements and change management to address Governance Program reporting solutions
• Document governance programs standards in alignment with the Bank’s policies and standards; manage the roll-out across governance groups
• Provide consultative support to internal business partners, directly or indirectly, utilizing strong operational, governance and controls knowledge.
• Provide planning, day-to-day leadership and direction to teams of employees by setting the context and direction, tasks and assignments, and establishing boundaries for decision-making and approvals
Issue Management
• Provide leadership in preparation and presentation of the quarterly issue management
• Drive efficiencies to continuously evolve the issue management framework
• Critical thinking and provide governance and oversight to the subjects and issues raised to determine overall impact and risk.
TOP SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:
• FI experience is a must
• 5 to 10 years of related work experience, including experience in accounting / financial reporting environment
• Advanced understanding of controls and governance and processes and frameworks;
• Advanced knowledge of process and/or project management (attestation portfolio experience/accountability)
• Exposure of risk metrics analysis and reporting, operational and financial risk
• Solid knowledge of issue management frameworks and lines of defense
NICE TO HAVE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
• 2 to 5 years team leadership experience
• Audit experience is an asset
• Knowledge of the Bank’s Policies/standards and best practices is an asset
• Knowledge of Capital Markets, Private Client & Wealth Management or Retail and • Commercial Banking products and services is an asset
SOFT SKILLS:
• Demonstrated ability to work in an evolving environment to transform the group to high performance operational governance state
• Advanced written and oral communication skills
• Advanced analytical skills
• Advanced prioritization and time-management skills
• Advanced relationship management skills
• Advanced team leadership skills
• Advanced change management skills
• Advanced decision-making skills
• Advanced conflict management/ resolution skills
• Strong facilitation/ presentation skills
• Ability to adapt to versatile environment and technologies used
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
• University degree/college diploma or equivalent work experience.
• An accounting designation or advanced accounting / financial reporting knowledge including working in Finance/ Accounting teams

WHAT ARE YOUR DISQUALIFIERS?
• MUST have FI experience
INTERVIEW DETAILS: 2 rounds
INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY (DATE/TIME): Tuesday
WHAT TYPE OF INTERVIEW WILL THIS BE?: in person
INTERVIEWERS: HM and director
Candidates must be in Canada and with valid work permit for being able to apply for this role.
Please reply to:
k.sinha@maxsys.ca