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Senior Internal Assurance Partner, Enterprise Level Focus Centre (ELFC)

ATB Financial

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 17, 2023.

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: Internal Assurance Job Number: REQ5768 Location: Calgary or Edmonton (This is a hybrid role, that will require in-office attendance for team & departmental events, approx.

4-8 days/month).

LI-Hybrid Apply by: March 5, 2023 Paygrade: L-OTH Leader: Director, Enterprise Level Focus Centre (ELFC) As ATB’s next Senior Internal Assurance Partner, you will be responsible for the development and execution of assurance and advisory programs intended to assess the design and adequacy of key controls within head office business units.

Areas of emphasis include financial, operational and process related risk management responsibilities within diverse portfolios, including: Chief Financial Officer Chief Risk Officer People, Culture, Brand & Communications Sustainability, Relationships & Impact In particular, the Senior Internal Assurance Partner must align audit work with the Enterprise Risk Management framework implemented within ATB.

Plan, manage, conduct and report on audit projects related to head office business units, processes and systems including: Compliance, financial and operational audits, with a view to providing both assurance and identifying opportunities for improvement in control; Assessment of key business risks and the evaluation of control design and effectiveness for both new and existing business processes and systems; Evaluation of the adequacy and reliability of management, financial, compliance and risk reporting systems and analytical models; Facilitating exit conferences and ongoing meetings with client management to communicate significant observations and concerns, and ensure that management’s views are well understood and addressed in the preparation of any formal or informal recommendations.

Contribute to the development and implementation of audit strategies and tactics that will enable Internal Assurance to meet its risk and control assessment objectives, including; Contribute to the development and use of a risk assessment model to ensure that internal assurance resources are applied to areas of greatest risk; Contributing to the development and use of audit planning, scheduling and internal budgetary control tools, to ensure the effective and efficient use of resources on each audit project; Contributing to the development and use of audit standards, that ensure each audit project is adequately planned, properly executed, and appropriately reported on, in accordance with professional standards; and Coordination of audit effort with other groups within Internal Assurance; with risk management groups within ATB, and with external parties such as ATB’s external auditors.

Use of formal and informal communication tools to ensure that: Key personnel within the department and client management are advised of pertinent audit results and concerns, at the appropriate level of detail; Complex matters are communicated in a straight-forward manner, suitable for the particular audience; Formal reports that outline issues, provide recommendations and opportunities for improvement, are prepared and released on a timely basis to appropriate parties, in accordance with departmental standards; and Significant control concerns are addressed by client management within a reasonable timeframe.

Exercise tact, discretion, good judgment and determination in addressing control concerns and other potentially sensitive matters, in a manner that creates win-win solutions with client management, and that demonstrates: An understanding of relationships between departments and business processes within ATB; and The balanced consideration of risk, cost and management priorities.

Manage internal and/or internal assurance team members, staff and resources in conducting audits as required.

Participate and provide input into departmental strategies and operating task deliverables.

Provide leadership, mentoring and training, as appropriate, as an audit team leader.

Minimum 5 years experience with internal audit, external audit or risk management; Ability to anticipate and plan for changes within the evolving environment of financial institutions; Strong management and administration skills, with the ability to: work effectively with multiple priorities, determine the most appropriate solution based on organization and client needs; and work independently, or as part of/leader of an audit team.

Able to recognize areas/tasks that require expertise from outside the Enterprise Level Focus Centre team, focusing on corporate enterprise related functions Develop liaisons for acquiring the necessary expertise; and/or working with external audit and advisory service providers; Good understanding of accounting and audit principles and practices, control standards and practices in the financial services industry, and statutes, regulations and other requirements, which ATB must comply with.

Ability to develop and maintain win/win relationships with senior management, key staff and other stakeholders through audit projects, participation in working groups and other areas of collaboration.

Ability to develop audit programs, as well as plan, execute, and report on audits and review engagements; Well developed analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Strong oral and written communication skills, including successfully adapting communication to various audiences, including team members, senior management, executive management and members of the board (when required).

Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in communications with senior management; Strong background within financial services audit or professional services firms (advisory services) Preference of experience in treasury functions, capital markets functions, compliance; Ability to adapt to changing audit standards and methodologies for implementation, including a growth mindset and focus on Agile principles.

Experience in the application of computer programs, including Google Suite products; Experience in computer assisted audit and analysis techniques preferred.

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.


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 reach out if you require any accommodations.

Be great.

Be you.


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.

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