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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Corporate Controls Analyst

Talisman Energy Inc. is a global upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada. Talisman has two core operating areas: the Americas (North America and Colombia) and Asia-Pacific. Talisman is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index. Talisman is listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TLM. Please visit our website
at www.talisman-energy.com

Title: Corporate Controls Analyst
Req Id: 29841
Location: Calgary, Canada
Employment Type: Permanent
Closing Date: June 2, 2014

Position Overview

This role provides an excellent entry point for a strong candidate to join an exciting global upstream oil and gas company. The successful candidate will gain exposure to Talisman’s global financial reporting processes and controls while building relationships across the organization.

The Corporate Controls group has global responsibility for the design, documentation and implementation of internal controls at Talisman and oversight of the Global Account Reconciliation Process.  Reporting to the Team Lead, Corporate Controls, the Corporate Controls Analyst will work closely with the business to design, document and implement key financial statement controls using a risk based approach.  The role will encompass assisting the business in developing and documenting appropriate controls as required and evaluating the sufficiency of controls over IT applications prior to implementation. In addition, the role will involve the coordination of the quarterly global account reconciliation process.


  • Consulting with the stakeholders on control design, deficiency evaluation and remediation activities
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors regarding the testing and remediation of key financial statement process controls
  • Assisting with the coordination of a global quarterly self-assessment process
  • Performing assurance work on account reconciliations and maintenance of the global account reconciliation guidance
  • Coordinating the quarterly global financial statement sign off process


  • University Degree (in an appropriate field, e.g. Finance or Business).
  • Professional accounting designation
  • 3+ years of experience in a compliance or audit field
  • Proficiency in developing and implementing effective financial process and systems related controls
  • Knowledge of Oil and Gas preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a varied, changing and challenging workload
  • Experience with SOX 404 would be an asset

Candidate Profile

  • Strong team-player with proven ability to perform well under pressure
  • Well developed planning, analytical and issue resolution skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with and understand needs of non-technical clients
  • Self-directed, well organized, able to prioritize and execute responsibilities
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Motivated and enthusiastic about meeting the challenges of a global company

Additional Information

  • Only candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered.
  • Relocation will be provided for the successful candidates if required.

By applying for this position, you consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of the personal information provided during the application and selection process.

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