Alberta Health Services (AHS) is seeking a knowledgeable professional to share their expertise in risk management as Senior Advisor, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). This high-energy position is a great fit for the risk management professional who is passionate about contributing to AHS’ success and who thrives on supporting ERM’s clients as a key business advisor. It is an exciting time to be a part of our ERM team as we strive to build risk awareness, improve risk management maturity and champion practical, effective and efficient risk management practices that support AHS’ vision, mission and values. As part of the Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Department, the ERM team coordinates the Enterprise Risk Management policy and processes designed to facilitate a consistent approach to identifying, monitoring and reporting risks within the organization. The team also provides risk advisory services and risk management expertise to the organization on a wide range of risks. As the Senior Advisor, ERM you will hold a key role supporting all levels of risk owners in their risk management, assessing, articulating and reporting on key organizational risks, and presenting on a variety of risk management topics. You will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on AHS’ risk management by applying a risk lens to corporate, operational and tactical environments to improve risk intelligence and decision-making. If you thrive on creating an open and engaging atmosphere for stakeholders to share, learn and deliver results, we'd love to talk to you! Two positiions available for this posting.
Specific Accountabilities: The Senior Advisor, ERM works closely with a small tight-knit team of risk management advisors in a highly collaboratively and supportive environment to provide advisory services and impart risk management expertise to internal stakeholders. The Senior Advisor, ERM also works with the Internal Audit team, as part of the Internal Audit and ERM department, to share risk management methodology and insight to organizational risk. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively use their influence to act as an ambassador of the Internal Audit and ERM department during all stakeholder interactions, helping to build the reputation and value of ERM at AHS. The successful candidate will bring a depth of experience in risk management and/or internal audit to support Executive and Board Committees in their risk oversight roles, supporting all levels of risk owners in assessing, articulating and reporting on key organizational risks, and presenting on a variety of risk management topics.
Other key accountabilities: Perform and facilitate the identification, assessment and reporting of key risks. Support stakeholders in identifying, developing and prioritizing risk management strategies/plans. Provide expert advice and consultative services on risk evaluation, management, control and governance. Prepare, maintain and present key program, department and risk reports as assigned. Develop and maintain strong productive working relationships and networks at all levels of the organization. Contribute to the development, maintenance and/or improvement of the ERM Framework and supporting tools foundational to delivering the ERM program and services. Add to the success of the Internal Audit and ERM department by participating in mutual learning and knowledge sharing, and by fostering a collaborative environment.
Undergraduate degree in business or related discipline. Specialization in accounting (CPA). Other equivalents may be considered such as MBA, CFA, etc. Five years’ experience in internal audit or professional consulting services with experience in risk management or risk assurance. Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills with the ability to apply conceptual framework to new and unique situations. Ability to present complex topics in easy-to-understand ways using plain language. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including creating and editing documents and presentations Experience in public speaking and formal presentations to groups
Other key competencies: Well-developed organizational and project management skills. Leadership skills including ability and comfort with decision-making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Ability to create and sustain productive, collaborative and consultative relationships with the team, cross-functional groups and a diverse group of stakeholders. Effective communication skills (verbal and written) with a stakeholder focused orientation and the ability to listen, understand and customize communications to the stakeholders’ benefit. Client-service focus, striving to fulfill client’s unique risk management needs using the ERM framework and tools
Professional designation or certificate in risk management. Experience facilitating conversations to build consensus, formulate strategies and recommendations. Work experience in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. Experience working with audit software, such as TeamMate. Proficiency in Microsoft Project and Visio. Demonstrated pattern of professional and personal development
To apply: go to ahs.ca/careers and search for requisition #:ALB00002977
Additional Salary Information: AHS also provides comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental, optometry, life, short-term disability, long-term disability.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest provincewide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories.