Manager, Financial Excellence

Employment type: Full-time
City: Calgary
Last visit: 2014-10-21
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-21



Veresen is a publicly-traded dividend paying corporation based in Calgary, Alberta, that owns and operates energy infrastructure assets across North America. Veresen is engaged in three principal businesses: a pipeline transportation business comprised of interests in two pipeline systems, the Alliance Pipeline and the Alberta Ethane Gathering System; a midstream business which includes ownership interests in a world-class natural gas liquids extraction facility near Chicago, the Hythe/Steeprock gas gathering and processing complex, and other natural gas and NGL processing energy infrastructure; and a power business with a portfolio of assets in Canada and the United States. Veresen is also actively developing a number of greenfield projects, including the Jordan Cove LNG Project located in Coos Bay, Oregon. In the normal course of its business, Veresen and each of its businesses regularly evaluate and pursue acquisition and development opportunities.


Job Type: Full Time Permanent

The Manager, Financial Excellence will report directly to the Director, Financial Excellence. This role will be key in effectively and efficiently supporting the function/business lines within Veresen and providing dedicated financial support for business planning, forecasting, and process improvement/strategic initiatives. The Manager, Financial Excellence will act as a project manager and liaise with impacted departments and functions.


Budgeting and Forecasting

Work closely with internal stakeholders to improve standardization and recommend improvements;

Coordinate the timely preparation of quarterly forecasts;

Liaise with all stakeholders to support development and communication of the annual budgets;

Process Improvement Initiatives

Develop a change plan to optimize current resources and improve support;

Coordinate departmental process improvement projects;

Develop to be process flows and process change diagrams to identify needed organizational and workflow changes;

Demonstrate advanced understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, IT controls, and related standards;

Onboarding of Financial Systems

Analyze and optimize set-up of the general ledger for new lines of business;

Determine reporting requirements for management and engineering teams;

Work with internal stakeholders and/or system vendors to determine required change to support those reporting requirements;

Veresen’s Enterprise Software Strategy Update

Support in sourcing and implementing a new financial system for Veresen;

Participate with change management initiatives, as well acting as a member of the Implementation Working Committee to communicate how/if other projects are impacted.


Demonstrated ability to think strategically, identify and solve difficult business problems;

Strong project management capabilities;

A minimum Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline.

Several years related business experience with prior business process improvement experience considered a strong asset;

Ability to identify and address change management issues;

Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, under pressure, and within timelines in a deadline/project driven environment;

Proven relationship building skills at all levels;

Great degree of self-motivation and initiative;

Proficient Microsoft Office skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel;

Proven ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.


This position will be based in Veresen’s head office in downtown Calgary, Alberta: Veresen Inc. Suite 900, Livingston Place, South Tower 222 – 3rd Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 0B4


Base Salary: $119,200.00 – 126,500.00/annum for 40 hours/week. Eligible for short and long term incentive compensation program.


Veresen offers a competitive compensation package and the opportunity for an exciting career with a growing organization. Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes to

No agencies please.

Career Level: Experienced

Industry: Energy , Oil and Utilities

Job Function: Accounting and Finance