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Senior Financial Analyst, Controls and SOX Compliance

Alithya Canada Inc.

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted October 30, 2021.

Senior Financial Analyst, Controls and SOX Compliance


Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Please note that candidates must have an eligible work permit for Canada and be fluent in French. 

Do you want to experience the essence of a large organization in a company with a personal touch? Come and work with us! We are looking for creative, innovative, and collaborative people like you to join our team.

At the heart of Alithya’s values is the well-being of our employees and their families. That’s why, we continue to follow the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations closely. 

We remain close to you, while keeping our distance via Phone, Skype, Zoom or however you like. 

Take your ambitions to the next level

The main objective and purpose of this position consists of leading the company’s internal control efforts and helping to ensure compliance with Alithya’s key controls. You will be responsible for facilitating, training and driving the process to ensure controls are properly designed, documented and maintained. You will assist the CFO, VP Finance and Controllers in responding to internal/external audit findings, identifying compensating controls where appropriate and helping to drive remedial efforts, as applicable. You will manage or be involved in specific internal control projects and be called upon to analyze, document and/or develop new policies and procedures.

You may participate in other special mandates, including providing assistance in various transformation initiatives of the Finance/Internal Audit and Controls functions (IT systems, shared services, policies and procedures, etc.). This may include substantial involvement in documenting or updating reports, processes or controls relevant to an implementation of a Risk Management module in Oracle.

  • Develop an understanding of the company’s financial risks, processes and controls;
  • Ensure that the related documentation is developed and maintained annually (at both corporate and business unit levels);
  • Plan and execute:
    • audits on financial controls in the various business units and corporate functions;
    • internal audit mandates.
  • Issue recommendations to management and perform follow-up of deficiencies identified within the documentation and testing phases with the control owners;
  • Assist management in remediating significant deficiencies and improving the control environment;
  • Be responsible for the review of segregation of duties, including the review of conflicting access rights and propose transitory actions to compensate segregation of duties weaknesses;
  • Execute scoping for both internal controls as well as audit mandates;
  • Prepare a three-year audit plan and present the annual audit plan to management;
  • Be responsible for the evolution of the internal control function, including the creation of an internal audit team.

When it just clicks!

Does this sound like you?

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA or CMA);
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of relevant experience in public accounting and/or private industry experience with knowledge of accounting, finance and internal controls;
  • Experience with SOX and NI 52-109 audits, including an understanding of internal auditing standards, the COSO framework, risk management practices, accounting and financial reporting concepts and principles;
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership skills;
  • Results-oriented;
  • Ability to:
    • interact and influence effectively with people at all levels;
    • work independently, with limited direction and guidance, initiate actions, ideas or solutions;
    • deal with potentially difficult situations and time constraints.
  • French/English bilingualism, spoken and written. Level expected:
    • French: 4/4 
    • English: 3/4


Life at Alithya

  • 37.5 hours per week;
  • Opportunities to develop and grow your career;
  • Work with diverse technologies, projects, clients and sectors;
  • Spend your days in a creative and innovative environment;
  • Share experience and knowledge as part of an agile and dynamic team;
  • A great balance between work and personal life;
  • Access to exciting educational opportunities (internal, conferences, events, courses, certifications, etc.);
  • Personal recognition of your important professional contributions;
  • Great cultural diversity across our teams.

Why join our team?

Because creativity, passion, integrity and wellness are the company’s core values, we are looking for people like you who are enthusiastic, innovative, open-minded, team players and eager to learn.

Working at Alithya is a chance to be part of an energetic, dynamic, and growing team of more than 2,000 professionals in Canada, the United States and France. Our diverse practices and the extensive major projects entrusted to us by our prestigious clients allows us to offer many high growth potential opportunities to our employees in well-established technologies.

Alithya Group is an advocate for workforce diversity and as such, encourages the participation of women in management roles. We belong to the 30% Club, which encourages women’s access to leadership positions.

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