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Manager, Quality Assurance & Special Projects

Company: Liberty Utilities (Canada) Corp
Location: Joplin
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

Manager, Quality Assurance & Special Projects


Empire District (A Liberty Utilities Company)

Accounting & Finance & Audit

Joplin, MO

United States



Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Mandate: Manage and, when required, execute all phases of the Company\'s SOX compliance Program.

Job Functions:

* Plan and Scope activities

* Validate control documentation with management

* Support management during walkthroughs/test of controls by Internal Audit and External Audit

* Reviewing control gaps and supporting management with remediation plan design

* Monitor remediation status of Internal Audit and External Audit findings

* Proactively work with management for the implementation of new processes/controls

* Actively build and manage relationships with stakeholders, including promoting the importance of SOX within the organization

* Lead activities necessary to support the continued standardization of control activities

* Monitor and improve the Company's self-assessment program

* Participate in special projects and/or investigations as applicable.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Accounting and/or internal audit designations(s) such as CIA, CPA, CA, CMA, CGA and/or CISA

* Ten (10) years of relevant business experience (Internal Audit, External Audit, Finance, Operations, IT, etc...), to include a minimum of five (5) years of SOX experience

* In-depth understanding of SOX, and COSO 2013 and COBIT frameworks

* Proven ability to build and manage stakeholder relationships

* Aptitude for challenging the status quo and continuously improving processes

* Proactive self-starter with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Advanced attention to detail, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills

* Utilities industry experience is desired

* Must be willing to travel to various locations within the central Region

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company. Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.

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