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Analyste, Analyse des Données – Vérification Interne TI / Analyst, Data Analytics – Internal Audit

January 14 2022
Industries Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting
Categories Accounting, Finance, Consulting, Data analyst, BI, Mining, AI, Data Business Analyst, Information Technology, Management, Consulting, Project Management, Business Analysis
Montreal, QC • Remote


Position title: Analyst, Data analytics – Internal Audit

Location: Montreal

Reports to: Sr Manager, Special Projects & Data Analytics

Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and air laid nonwovens. Domtar’s annual sales are approximately $3.7 billion, and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges.

With approximately 6,600 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Through our values of agility, caring and innovation, we constantly find better ways to serve our customers, support our employees and strengthen our communities.

The mission of the Internal Audit Department is to provide world class, responsive service to Domtar’s stakeholders by delivering independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Company’s operations and systems of internal controls. The Internal Audit Department assists the Company with accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, business processes, internal controls, and governance processes.

Domtar’s Internal Audit Department consists of approximately 25 employees and reports to the Audit Committee and on a dotted line basis to the Senior Vice-President and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer.

Reporting to the Sr Manager, Special Projects & Data Analytics, you will be part of a committed team where you will actively participate in the department’s activities, including planning, performing data analytics using ACL, and developing and implementing continuous auditing and monitoring solutions. In addition, as part of your role, you will assist in the review of the data integrity and the security of financial information, in compliance with company policies and procedures and the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX).

Job Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Apply existing knowledge of auditing standards and practices to develop data analytics to facilitate financial, operational, and technical audits, as well as fraud detection;
  • Design and implement continuous auditing to monitor key business risks;
  • Develop a practical understanding of different ERP systems and other data structures;
  • Understand and apply relevant departmental and company methodology, policies, practices and procedures to ensure compliance;
  • Assist in developing and maintaining data analytic processes, procedures and templates for internal audit to help ensure a consistent process is maintained when pulling data and ensure data integrity;
  • Develop and execute data analytics to deliver ad hoc requests or projects, which allow for a “one pull – multiple use” model making queries and/or reports repeatable to support an efficient and effective audit process;
  • Identify and research data integrity issues;
  • Document data extraction, data cleansing and/or data validation (for accuracy and completeness) on queries and/or reports for all requests or projects for audit trail;
  • Update, troubleshoot, and maintain queries and reports as directed;
  • Develop dashboards to provide insights based on trends, emerging patterns, and outliers in various audit areas, allowing for continuous monitoring of identified risks;
  • Work, support and manage communications with team members to provide the information they need for various special projects, process audits, anti-fraud initiatives or internal investigations;
  • Work closely with the team members to ensure ACL Analytics solutions and Continuous Monitoring technologies deliver maximum value across the internal audit department or expand internal audit coverage;
  • Support the development and maintenance of a data analytics inventory;
  • Assist and coach operational, financial and IT auditors in order to expand their knowledge related to data collection and/or data analytics methodology, tools and techniques;
  • Develop an advanced knowledge of data analytics tools, specifically ACL Analytics, ACL Analytics Exchange and ACL Robotics, and provide assistance in troubleshooting issues related to ACL data analytics;
  • Develop and execute RPA’s to deliver ad hoc requests or projects to automate internal audit testing;
  • Pursue professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and share information gained with co-workers;
  • Participate in ITGCs audits for Sarbanes Oxley 404, planning and execution of ITGC audits, completion of test steps to evaluate controls, and gathering/analyzing information as necessary to evaluate the effectiveness and adequacy of the control.

Key Skills:

  • Solid project management, teamwork and relationship skills;
  • Strong execution skills, including: prioritization tasks, balancing workload, anticipating next steps and adapting to change;
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to exercise judgment and tact in dealing with others;
  • Ability to collaboratively work with management to improve internal controls and processes;
  • Ability to drive change by incorporating new ideas for data analytics;
  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance;
  • Ability to adapt to challenges, to be self-motivated, and to drive results to completion efficiently and effectively;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills at all levels in the organization;
  • Bilingual, both written and spoken, in French and in English.

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, information technology, accounting or a related discipline;
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ of demonstrated experience with a data analytic tool (i.e. ACL);
  • Knowledge in audit and financial reporting control certification processes and related frameworks;
  • CISA or ACDA certifications or other professional designation will be considered an asset (CPA, CIA, CFE, CISSP, CISSM);
  • Knowledge of RPA’s
  • Knowledge of COBIT and Sarbanes-Oxley;
  • Knowledge of auditing principles and practices and the analysis and report of audit information;
  • Basic understanding of IT processes, risks and controls;
  • Solid project management, teamwork and relationship skills;
  • Experience in applying relevant technical knowledge in data analytics supporting financial statements;
  • Proficiency with ERP controls and security in at least one major ERP package (SAP, JD Edwards or other);
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software; knowledge of Resolver is considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of multiple advance audit and quantitative/visual analytics techniques, methods, and tools such as Excel, Tableau, SQL, SAS, etc.

You must successfully complete a selection process that includes interviews, aptitude tests (for some positions) as well as pre-employment verification.

Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. We invite women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply.

Our offer:

  • A downtown location (Place des Arts metro);
  • Alternative Work Arrangements; hybrid remote work and flextime
  • A modern and spacious work environment;
  • A flexible insurance plan (life, medical, dental);
  • An employee assistance program;
  • A childcare center on location;
  • Competitive compensation, including annual bonus plan;
  • A pension plan with matching company contributions;
  • Employer-paid development and continuing education.