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Date Posted: Jan 6, 2019

Reference Code: 43147-en_US

Service:  Audit & Assurance  
Job Type:  Permanent 
Primary Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
All Available Locations: Calgary 

External Posting Description

Our Assurance team focuses on supporting CFOs and their Finance teams’ efforts to enhance effectiveness and efficiency and, when required, provide services in connection with the development and implementation of technology solutions. We focus on applying our deep knowledge of financial reporting requirements, controls and processes to the operational aspects of Finance - “How” Finance does what it needs to do and where it can enhance the value it brings to the organization.  Our core services include CFO / Finance Effectiveness Workshops, Finance Diagnostics, Finance Process Mapping / Redesign, and “Fix Finance” projects (designed to remediate or upgrade finance processes, controls, documentation, systems and tools), and a broad range of Technology services from assessments, selections, and implementation advisory.

Blackline is a SaaS application that automates different steps in the financial close process including; account reconciliation, task management, matching transactions, system-to-system tie outs, variance analysis, and centralization of journal entry postings. While Workiva is a PaaS application that allows for the streamlining of financial reporting and data collection by decreasing reliance on spreadsheets and improving security features for additional compliance.

The Calgary Technology practice within our Assurance team is rapidly expanding. The Technology team is a dynamic group who are focused on helping clients improve their financial services through systems implementations. We are looking for a Senior Consultant professional to work within our Technology practice. The candidate would ideally be highly motivated with experience using Blackline and/or Workiva; knowledge and experience with other ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CPM (Corporate Performance Management) tools is an asset along with any experience supporting clients on implementation projects. 

A career in Technology will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Work in a challenging, fast growing, and collaborative team environment with like-minded people who are eminent in their respective technical field
  • Develop technological solutions to complex financial problems through debate and discussion, in teams and with clients
  • Continue your professional development to reinforce and expand your chosen career path
  • Work with high profile clients on a variety of unique engagements 

As a Technology Senior Consultant in Assurance Services you will:

  • Review and contribute to the planning and execution of projects arising in one or more of our core practices (process optimization, systems assessments, systems selection, and implementation advisory) with a particular focus around Blackline and Workiva;
  • Serve clients located in Toronto and/or support local office teams across the country;
  • Contribute to market development and eminence initiatives, including participating in the development of proposals, targeting efforts, and marketing campaigns within the practice; and
  • Develop into a Blackline and Workiva expert, training colleges and clients on how best each system can fit their financial needs
  • Develop and lead timely communications - both internal and external - relevant to our professionals and clients (must be able to define best practice use of the software)
  • Design process flows and develop systems requirements across different functional areas of the business
  • Assist in the development of materials and participate in the delivery of presentations to clients and firm personnel

External Posting Qualifications

  • Working towards completing or finished the CPA, CA designation and possess a minimum 3 years of relevant work experience

·        Demonstrable experience using Blackline, Workiva, major ERP and other Software solutions including NetSuite, Oracle, SAP, Workday, Microsoft Dynamics, Adaptive Insights, IBM Cognos and Oracle Hyperion is considered a strong asset

·        Experience with systems implementation and understanding of the different phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)

·        Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas is considered an asset: Process Redesign, Business IT Strategy, Corporate Strategy, or Shared Services

  • Capacity to analyse client needs from a strategic perspective (options available, pros/cons of different options)
  • Strong advisory technical skills are considered an asset (GAAP, control certification, securities and regulatory, assurance), as is knowledge of Public Sector Standards, IFRS, internal controls and risk; an understanding of the financial close and reporting process is critical
  • Experienced with documented process and controls, including IT (mapping, design and assessment), project problem diagnosis, solution development, client communications, facilitation of decision making, documentation, managing client expectations and team leadership
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to identify client needs and streamline financial processes using technology (“find it” and “fix it”)
  • Project management discipline and structure including the ability to execute required tasks and work collaboratively with team
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (both written and verbal)

Deloitte is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.  Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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