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Senior Advisor, Assurance

Location: 

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Assurance & Advisory (A&A), the primary responsibility of the Senior Advisor, Assurance is to lead and contribute to delivering risk-based assurance and advisory engagements of Teck’s operations, development projects, and corporate functions around the world. The A&A team aspires to be recognized internally as trusted advisors while protecting and bringing value through delivery of integrated risk-focused independent and objective assurance. 

 

The Senior Advisor will gain exposure across Teck’s operations and supporting business functions globally, as we work with various customers to drive and promote positive change and improvements with respect to risk management, governance and compliance through our actionable insights.

 

This is a hybrid role based in Vancouver, Canada with some travel to other offices and remote locations 5-25% of the time in Canada, USA, Chile and Peru. 

 

Please note there are two openings.

Responsibilities

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
  • Support the Manager, A&A with delivery of the annual Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting (ICFR) audit including: planning, mobilizing resources, preparation of audit work papers, lead internal and co-sourced team members, perform peer quality assurance reviews, collaborate with internal and external customers (such as external auditors), report results.
  • Lead or support the planning, execution and reporting of other assurance and advisory engagements, strategic reviews or other special projects pertaining to mining operations and supporting functions such as Finance, IT, Legal, Sustainability and HR. This includes conducting risk assessments, preparing work programs and procedures, performing fieldwork and preparing and communicating results with customers in accordance with internal quality assurance standards and the Global Internal Audit Standards.
  • Assist management with the identification and assessment of risks and controls, or process improvements to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Document, communicate, and present observations, issues, and improvement opportunities related to engagements with customers at various levels within the organization
  • Collaboratively develop pragmatic recommendations that will strengthen the overall systems of internal control and assist in improving the efficiency, effectiveness, business performance and likelihood of achieving the strategic objectives.
  • Following-up with management to ensure agreed management actions have been properly implemented.
  • Prepare engagement time and expense budgets, monitor progress, lead and coordinate engagement teams, and monitor and collaborate with consultants or subject matter authorities.
  • Leading or supporting the design and implementation of pivotal initiatives that help A&A deliver its services with focus, rigour and impact, such as enhancing data analytics capabilities in the team.
  • Assisting A&A leadership team with ad-hoc audits and investigations, and leading strategic continuous improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Continuously develop an understanding of Teck’s operations, functions, and key development projects, as well as commodities and the metals mining industry more generally.

Qualifications

  • Strong command of risk management, internal controls and practical ethical decision making is needed
  • Experienced with delivering audits of compliance controls with Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) or similar compliance experience is a must
  • CPA or equivalent risk-assurance experience is required
  • CISA or CIA is preferred, but not required. Familiarity with internal control frameworks (ISO, COSO, SOC2 and COBIT) is desirable
  • Able to travel up to 25% to Canada, USA, Chile and Peru. May be required to work at high altitude (with requisite Altitude Physical Assessment)
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Business level fluency in both English and Spanish is required
  • Service Excellence: Build and maintain effective relationships by being open and understanding of different customers’ needs and objectives to deliver excellent advisory and assurance services
  • Curiosity & Critical Thinking: Inherent natural curiosity to learn and understand how business value drivers and processes work, plus critical thinking and creativity to solve problems in a constantly evolving environment
  • Collaborative: Able to influence and work effectively alongside diverse customers, both internal and external, of varying levels to achieve positive outcomes that are consistent with our strategic direction
  • Open & Articulate Communicator: Able to balance listening with talking and can share key messages as intended, both orally and in writing. Agility and flexibility in communication styles to meet the needs of the audience
  • Learning Agility & Adaptability: Openness to change and feedback, and the ability to adjust behaviors in order to respond to dynamic environments, information, or situations
  • Negotiation & Influence: Ability to collaborate and influence team members, internal/external customers with various backgrounds and at different levels in the organization to achieve outcomes that align with strategic direction is a must
  • General Business Acumen: Understands and interprets financial and business data to identify key business drivers that influence performance; uses this acumen to both identify and drive business-process continuous improvement
  • Technology Knowledge: Able to understand Teck’s IT landscape and the governance, risk, and controls best practices is beneficial
  • Data Fluency & Analytics: Able to read, explore, analyze, interpret and communicate data to draw insights to influence decision making, including PowerBI experience, considered an asset
  • Mining or extractive industry experience and related risks is an advantage

Why Join Us?

At Teck, we offer more than just a job – we provide a pathway to personal and professional enrichment. With captivating projects set against stunning backdrops, a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, and boundless opportunities to learn and grow, joining us means embracing a fulfilling and dynamic career adventure.

 

Teck employees receive access to our total rewards program and comprehensive benefits package that promote physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Annual Performance Bonus
  • Profit Share Plan
  • Health Spending Account  
  • Personal Spending Account
  • Extended Health Care  
  • Dental and Vision Care
  • Employer Paid Pension Plan
  • Life Insurance and Disability Coverage 
  • Paid Sick Leave, Vacation and Holidays     
  • Virtual Telemedicine and additional support for overall well-being
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)     

 

Salary Range: $102,800 - $127,000

 

The actual base salary offered is determined based on the successful candidate’s relevant experience, skills, and competencies and considers internal equity.

About Teck

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. 

 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

 

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal and zinc.

 

Teck has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and is one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People.  

 

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck has been recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights and is ranked #1 in the Metals and Mining industry on the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI).  

 

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. 

 

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.


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