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Internal Assurance Partner (14 Month Term)

atb-financial · 21 days ago
Negotiable
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Our bottom line is different.

There’s something special about working at ATB, and it’s been recognized on every top employer list that matters. Maybe it’s our exceptional culture where your total wellness is supported through market-leading benefits and you’re free to bring your whole self to work. Maybe it’s our commitment to a growth mindset and our unrelenting thirst for making it possible for fellow Albertans—even the ones who aren’t our clients. 

Whatever it is, you won’t find a more genuine, driven and knowledgeable group of humans anywhere. We foster a culture of purpose, performance and possibilities. We engage with intense curiosity, and bring our whole selves to work, every day. We know it starts with people like you, so take a chance and start with us.

Department: Enterprise Focus Centre

Job Number: REQ7654

Location: Edmonton or Calgary, AB (Hybrid) This is a hybrid role, that will require in-office attendance for team & departmental events, approx. 4-8 days/month

Apply by: June 6, 2024

Paygrade: K - OTH

System Title: Internal Assurance Partner 6

# Positions available: 1

Leader Name: Director, Enterprise Level Focus Centre

Work Arrangement: Hybrid: You’ll work both remote and onsite, where time onsite is based on your job accountabilities and performance objectives.

Please note that this is a temporary position for up to 14 Months.

As ATB’s next Internal Assurance Partner, you will be responsible to plan and conduct assurance and advisory engagements to assess whether key controls are in place to mitigate risk and safeguard the assets of ATB Financial. Areas of emphasis include strategic, operational, financial and compliance related risk management responsibilities across diverse portfolios including:

  • CFO
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • People, Culture, Brand and Communications
  • Sustainability, Relationships and Impact
  • Office of the CEO

You will do this through:

Relationship Management: Maintain close relationships within the IA team while building effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Develop and nurture productive relationships with business leadership, peer groups and thought leaders; returning innovative ideas and integrating them as a trusted advisor to business units, including but not limited to, Internal Assurance.

Precise and Conscientious Communication: Given the audience for, and reliance on the reporting deliverables, attention to detail and quality need to consistently be top of mind and high priority. Challenging reporting requirements, meeting dates and governance structures need to be managed with efficiency and exemplary organizational skills.

Critical Thinking: This role requires the ability to gather information and data about processes from various sources.  Analysis, evaluation, professional skepticism, logical reasoning and creative problem solving then need to be applied to extract insights from that information that can be conveyed to the business in a manner they can understand and gain value from. A focus on customer experiences and risks to achieving strategic objectives are of the utmost importance.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Develop, and implement audit strategies to assess effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes:
    • Conduct operational, financial and compliance assurance and advisory services to identify opportunities to enhance ATB’s performance while reducing risk.
    • Prepare engagement work programs and supporting documentation including scope, approach, engagement letters, test sheets, working papers, audit findings and support final report writing.
  • Use of formal/informal communication channels and tools to connect with key personnel and management to inform them of engagement progress and results:
    • Support planning meetings to obtain the requisite knowledge to understand business processes, stakeholders and the associated key risks and controls.
    • Support and participate in ongoing meetings and exit conferences with stakeholder management to communicate significant observations and concerns while ensuring that management's views are well understood and addressed in the preparation of any formal or informal recommendations.
    • Support in the preparation of formal reports that outline issues, provide recommendations and opportunities for improvement, are prepared and distributed in a timely manner to appropriate parties, in accordance with departmental standards; and
    • Significant control concerns are addressed by stakeholder management within a reasonable timeframe.

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years experience with internal audit, external audit or risk management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to successfully adapt communication style to various audiences including team members, senior management, executive management.
  • Strong management and administration skills with the ability to:
    • work effectively managing multiple, competing priorities, 
    • determine the most appropriate solution based on organizational and client needs; and
    • work independently and as part of an audit team.
  • Understanding of audit/risk management principles, practices and control standards including a demonstrated ability to apply such standards.
  • Knowledge of audit methodology
  • Background in financial services audit or professional services firms (advisory services). 
    • Preference for experience in treasury, credit risk, market risk, capital management, operational risk, enterprise risk, compliance;
  • Data analytical skills including the ability to:
    • Collect, analyze and interpret data to identify statistical trends, patterns and anomalies
    • Understand biases and recognize fallacies or logical errors 
    • Understand data management principles
    • Utilize data visualization to tell the story and inform business decisions

Designations/Training Required/Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of a post secondary or graduate degree in business, finance or management. 
  • Recognized professional designations in accounting or auditing such as the CIA, CPA, FRM, CISA are desirable.
  • Evidenced and ongoing professional development in the areas of governance, internal control, internal auditing and risk management.

At ATB, we know that as you develop in your career, you gain many transferable skills. If you believe your experience and qualities are what we are looking for, please consider applying! 

Interested? If you know one of our team members, BEFORE applying, reach out to them and ask them for a referral link to help your application stand out.

Online applications are preferred. Please let us know if you require any accommodations.

Benefits

Be great. Be you. Believe.

We are dedicated to building a workforce reflective of the diversity within our communities and creating an environment where every team member has what they need to reach their potential. We encourage candidates from all equity-seeking groups to apply.

What happens next?

Thank you for applying online. If you are shortlisted for this opportunity, you will hear from us after the posting close date regarding next steps. We might ask you to participate in a digital interview or phone interview. If you require any accommodations, please let us know.

Stay in touch!

ATB is excited to know you’re interested in a career with us! Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram to get the inside scoop on what our team is up to.

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Last updated on May 23, 2024

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