Emera Senior Financial Auditor Full Time in Halifax, NS


Branch Halifax NS CA

Senior Financial Auditor
Halifax, NS

Professional accounting designation (CPA – CA, CGA, and/or CMA) and commitment to obtaining an auditing designation (CIA, CISA, CFE and/or CRMA);…

Reference Number: 023-15 EMA

Job Title: Senior Financial Auditor

Business Unit: Internal Audit

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Type of Employment: Regular, Full time

Reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit, you will be responsible for carrying out Internal Audit services for Emera Inc. and its subsidiaries. Emera invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution as well as gas transmission and utility energy services. The company is focused on transforming the electricity industry through cleaner generation and the delivery of clean energy to market. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Emera has investments throughout northeastern North America and the Caribbean.


As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for planning and executing various risk-based financial, operational and regulatory audits; evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls to mitigate risks and/or assess compliance with corporate policies and procedures, laws and regulations. Your responsibility for each audit will extend from pre-planning engagements, to reporting and communicating results to all levels of management as well as monitoring remediation progress. In addition, you will also provide advisory services related t0 risk, control and corporate governance.

You are an innovative, critical thinker with a customer-focused strategy and will strive to continually improve the quality of our audit activities as well as enhance Emera’s overall control environment. You are comfortable with processes that are financial in nature including, but not limited to, treasury, capital, derivatives, financial modeling, etc. Your strong problem-solving abilities allow you to quickly assess a situation, evaluate options and adjust your approach to any engagement.

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of your co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. In addition, this role is also responsible for managing the team’s Safety Program.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA – CA, CGA, and/or CMA) and commitment to obtaining an auditing designation (CIA, CISA, CFE and/or CRMA);
  • Minimum of six years’ business/finance experience with at least two years’ experience in an auditing, risk and control environment;
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and broad business acumen;
  • Solid critical and strategic thinking abilities;
  • Ability to build and maintain effective business relationships;
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm, initiative and a strong commitment to professional development;
  • Experience supporting NI 52-109/SOx ICFR compliance programs would be considered an asset;
  • Experience with data analytics and CAAT’s (computer assisted auditing techniques) would also be considered an asset.

Reports to: Manager, Internal Audit

Application Requirement: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: August 18, 2015. Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We’re committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

Emera values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates including African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self-identify may do so through a series of questions in the on-line application process.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-05
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