|Job Category||Accounting & Finance|
|Application Deadline||November 22, 2019|
|Experience Required||1 year|
|Job Duration||1 year|
Our client in Banking & Finance industry is seeking an Analyst Independent Control in Toronto. This is a 12 months contract position.
Central program/governance team for T&O focusing on financial attestation, issue management framework and program and policy deliverables.
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):
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 Banks 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 Banks 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
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 Banks 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
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
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.
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