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Newalta Corporation

Manager, Internal Controls and Investor Relations



Company Information

Newalta is a leading provider of innovative engineered environmental solutions that enable customers to reduce disposal while enhancing the recycling and the recovery of valuable resources from oil and gas exploration and production waste streams.


At Newalta, we’re in the sustainability business, where innovation and customer-driven approaches add value to our customer’s bottom line and reduce environmental footprints. Sustainability isn’t just a word we use; it is our approach to our work.  At Newalta, sustainability is about the integration and alignment of environmental stewardship, economic viability and an ethical approach to running our business; the 3Es, this is how we’ve earned our place as a leader in the environmental energy services sector. It’s what we like to call Sustainability Simplified™.

Newalta is a proud member of the communities in which we live and operate, we are a values-driven company and our culture is innovative and entrepreneurial while maintaining a core focus on safety, the environment and our customers. At Newalta we value diversity and recognize talent who have the drive and desire to make the world a better place, “A Newalta Way of Thinking”.


Waste Processing, Centrifuge Technology, Crude Oil Recovery, Onsite Solutions, Slop Oil Processing, Tailings Management, Water Treatment, Custom Treating & Clean Oil Terminalling, Solids Management, Drill Cuttings Management, Environmental Services 

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, Planning and Analysis (dotted line to the Executive Vice President and CFO), the Manager, Internal Controls and Investor Relations is accountable for the Internal Audit function as well as Investor Relations responsibilities.  This role will evaluate internal controls and risks, seeking opportunities to improve internal controls and mitigate risks through identifying cost effective solutions. This is achieved through planning the internal audit with a top down, risk based approach while cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. The Manager, Internal Controls and Investor Relations is also accountable for coordinating Investor Relations activities and the MD&A (Management’s Discussion and Analysis).


Key Accountabilities


Internal Audit

  • Actively manage the Internal Audit consultants engaged to execute the CEO / CFO certification (CSOX) and Enterprise Risk Assessment (ERA) projects. 
  • Provide an annual assessment of the effectiveness of the organization’s processes for controlling its activities and managing its risks.
  • Work with other Finance leaders to enhance cost effective financial controls to reduce risk and ensure efficiency and performance.
  • Prepare reports to management and committees of the Board summarizing the results of risk and control activities and subsequent action taken with respect to recommendations.
  • Recommend control or policy improvements as required and coordinate the implementation of these improvements with the business units.
  • Establish and maintain a process for the on-going evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of disclosure controls and procedures as well as the internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Investigate or manage the investigation of all actual or potential breaches of law, regulations or company policy reported under the Whistleblower and Anti-Retaliation Policy relating to accounting, internal controls and audit matters or any fraud involving an employee with significant accounting or internal control responsibilities.
  • Provide leadership to the organization on ethical business practices.
  • Complete process improvement reviews with Operations and other functional groups to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of key business controls, identify issues and provide recommendations for improvement where appropriate.
  • Coordinate with external auditors on audit issues and internal audit procedures performed.
  • Manage a small team, providing coaching and leadership to contribute to their learning and development.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the CFO, Corporate Controller, Finance, Planning & Analysis and the Executive team including General Counsel to ensure consistency of messages to all key stakeholders.
  • Assist with audit committee package preparation.


Investor Relations

  • Coordinate Investor Relations activities with the individuals responsible for carrying out those functions, ensuring timelines are followed.
  • Preparation of the IR report to Board of Directors and IR-related Board Materials.
  • Prepare and research in-depth peer group reviews.
  • Assist in ensuring the company is not exposed to undue or unnecessary risk or liability as it relates to communication practices.
  • Coordinate the tasks involved for investor days, roadshow, annual shareholder meetings and other IR events.
  • Work with Corporate Communications to maintain the Investor Relations' web site.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with increasingly complex and changing rules governing investor communications and disclosure regulations.
  • Perform and analyze ad hoc peer group comparisons.



  • Manage the preparation of the quarterly and annual MD&A and participate in Disclosure Review Committee meetings to present the quarterly and annual MD&A.
  • Coordinate the tasks involved in the quarterly earnings call process.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of our various lines of business in order to be able to appropriately challenge explanations provided by Operations in preparing the MD&A.


Experience, Qualifications & Education


  • University degree with a major in Business, Finance, or Economics
  • Professional designation of CPA
  • Certified Internal Auditor designation preferred 
  • 5-7 years of experience, including 2+ years in an internal audit leadership capacity
  • Solid understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Experience leading internal investigations, researching internal control best practices and risk mitigation strategies
  • Ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders is critical
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Proven analytical, organizational, problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Demonstrated process improvement and project management skills
  • Experience working within an SAP environment is preferred
  • Experience with an Oil and Gas company is preferred


Why Newalta


Newalta is a leader in the environmental services industry because of our great people and their smart ideas. We will enhance our leadership position by growing our services, our business and our people. At Newalta, we invest in our people and our people invest in us. Our employees love the challenges, recognition and autonomy of a career with Newalta.


Be part of a team with the opportunity to develop new ideas and find innovative ways to solve problems.


Newalta is an equal opportunity employer. Constant innovation and continuous improvement are the cornerstones of the Newalta way of thinking – and create an environment where diversity and inclusion are critical to success.


Thank you for your interest in this position.


Contact Information

Newalta CorporationOil & Gas/Mining – ServicesHR NewaltaHuman Resourses403-806-7000http://www.newalta.com/careers
Posting Date: 06-Mar-2017Oil & Gas/Mining – ServicesAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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