Specialist, IT Controls

Specialist, IT Controls
Tracking Code
175064-001
Job Description
 
Agrium is one of the world’s largest nutrient and fertilizer producers. Ranked as one of the Top 50 Employers in Alberta, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Top 100 Employers in Canada we are proud to be recognized as a leader in attracting and retaining employees. Agrium’s High Performance Culture encourages an environment of accountability, collaboration, integrity, leadership and quality. We are committed to providing career development through professional and leadership training combined with on-the-job learning.  Adding this to a competitive compensation package, a head office in south Calgary, Alberta with facilities throughout North & South America, Europe, Australia and our aggressive global growth strategy, we are proud to offer you exciting opportunities to nourish your lifestyle and grow your career.
We currently have an opening in our Calgary Corporate Office for a:Specialist, IT Controls
This role reports directly to the Manager, Internal Controls.  Primarily responsible for Sarbanes Oxley compliance, you will be viewed as an internal controls advisor, working in direct association with Business & IT Owners to support and maintain an effective internal control environment. The Specialist, IT Controls is accountable for evaluating IT risk, preparing annual IT based controls for Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), documentation and testing of IT general controls, ERP applications, spreadsheet controls, and facilities and systems across all in-scope strategic business units within Agrium Inc.. Travel will be required to the Company’s domestic and international locations.  This position may occasionally be seconded to other departments or business units of Agrium as required. 
 Specific Responsibilities:
* Identify and assess risk associated with Agrium’s Information Technology (IT) environment;
* Develop the annual IT SOX testing and certification, as part of the SOX team, and update as necessary to ensure that all significant issues are adequately addressed;
* Direct and conduct IT SOX based work to evaluate the security, reliability, integrity and governance of the IT environment and application systems across all platforms utilized by Agrium’s in-scope business units.
* Produce reports that document testing results and provide recommendations for control deficiencies identified; work with the company’s external auditors to discuss their findings and final solutions;
* Conduct appropriate follow-up to ensure deficiencies have been effectively addressed;
* Interact with IT, Finance and senior management concerning findings and recommendations resulting from SOX and the external auditor’s work;
* Perform special assignments as requested by management, including involvement in new acquisitions and their integration;
 
Qualifications required for this position include:
* Bachelor degree with a minimum of 5-8 years business experience including at least 2-3 years IT SOX or audit experience in a large multinational  public company or public accounting firm;
* A professional accounting designation, such as CA, CMA, or CGA is preferred; CISA designation would be an asset.
* Strong understanding of, and experience with, IT risk and control frameworks, SOX based requirements for major corporations, including COSO and COBIT;
* Experience with large ERP systems, preferably SAP and PeopleSoft, and with IBM iSeries systems;
* Willingness and ability to travel and conduct work in US and other foreign jurisdictions, valid passport.
* Previous SOX experience would be an asset.
 
If you are interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly atwww.agrium.com/careers.
 We welcome diversity in our workplace and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal Canadians.
Company Location
Alberta - Calgary Corporate Office (1003)
Job Location
Calgary, AB, CANADA
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Job Closing Date (mm/dd/yy)
09/16/2011
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