Director Finance Controls and Business Process Improvement

Company Name: AltaGas Ltd.
Location: Calgary, AB
Job Code: 251
# of openings: 1


AltaGas is an energy infrastructure business with a focus on natural gas, power, and regulated utilities. We have, and continue to build, a solid portfolio of assets to serve producers and to provide clean and affordable energy to our customers. We continuously strive to build dynamic teams to support our future growth. We provide opportunity, challenge and competitive compensation within a positive work environment that motivates people to build careers within our company. AltaGas’ success is driven by a skilled team of more than 1700 employees.

Rapid expansion of our business has created a wide range of career opportunities for qualified individuals. If you want to work for a company that offers work/life balance, financial assistance to support continuous learning and growth, and that has a solid track record of success with an achievement-oriented organizational culture, AltaGas may be the right company for you.

Reporting to the Controller, Corporate, AltaGas Ltd. requires a proven leader whose attributes include strong communication, leadership, and analytical skills. As a key member of the Controller’s team you will have an opportunity to grow with the organization in this high impact role. In this role, you will be accountable for driving improvements in the design and efficiency of business processes and work with both operations and finance staff to improve the operational effectiveness of internal controls across AltaGas’ organization. Leading a team of professionals, you will have a direct line of communication with the organizations senior executives, explaining the organizations progress towards improved internal controls and business processes that support the financial accounting and reporting requirements of the organization. Reporting to this position will be a team of controls specialists dedicated to each of AltaGas’ segments.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Partner with leaders from Finance, Commercial, Operations, IT, and Tax across the organization, including AltaGas’ Utilities to develop, optimize, document and improve business processes in support of improved internal controls for financial reporting
  • Introduce and manage a revised internal control governance model that clearly assigns responsibility for maintaining effective internal controls under the current CSOX program
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency through the elimination of waste and redundant activities and the automation of manual processes
  • Develop a detailed plan to achieve U.S. SOX 404 compliance in accordance with established timelines.
  • Support CEO/CFO certification on the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR)
  • Reporting revised internal control recommendations and observations to senior executives
  • Working with control owners to enhance control definitions and evidence of execution
  • Coordinate with Internal Audit during their internal control testing program
  • Develop a formalized process for management of control deficiencies
  • Demonstrate and promote leadership attributes including the recruiting and retention of a highly-skilled professional staff
  • Develop, maintain and update internal control policies and procedures manuals
  • Support the internal control considerations regarding the integration of business and assets
  • Providing leadership and technical expertise to the Business unit controllers and advise on the optimal design of internal controls for AltaGas’ various businesses
  • Assist with various accounting research projects, periodically draft US GAAP position papers to surrounding complex accounting transactions
  • Assist in supporting the organization on adoption of new financial accounting standards
  • Support the preparation of the quarterly Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) and other disclosures


  • Accounting degree and a professional accounting designation (preferably CA)
  • 10 to 15 years of progressively senior level experience in Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Thorough knowledge of CSOX, US SOX 404, US GAAP and IFRS
  • Enthusiastic, innovative and motivated team player with effective interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to the relate to the business, understand the drivers, establish credibility and be persuasion
  • Experience in the creation of accounting position papers supporting complex transactions
  • Experience with planning and preparation of financial statements and related working papers
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Proven ability to prioritize, work under pressure with minimal guidance and meet tight deadlines

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes in confidence to the Human Resources Department by visiting

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, but only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  No agency referrals or telephone inquiries at this time, please.

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