Sr. Manager, Internal Audit

Loblaw Companies Limited - Brampton, ON (5 months ago)

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1 Presidents Choice Circle, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5S5

The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.

Why is this role important?

Are you someone who is a critical thinker, curious, hardworking, has solid communication skills, understands the benefits of data analytics and is pursuing career growth? Then this is the right place for you!

At Loblaw, we have a passion for customers. Whether that means creating the best in food, health and beauty, building an innovative online shopping experience or launching an impressive loyalty program. If you want to be part of a team who is at the table during the development of new and exciting projects, this is the team for you! Internal Audit is part of numerous innovative initiatives, working closely with multiple business units to help support and strengthen the control environment. With the ability to work from one of our multiple offices throughout the GTA, this is a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated and dynamic team.

You will have an opportunity to work on audits and projects in various industries across the Company, including grocery retail, pharmaceutical and banking!

Reporting to the Senior Director, the Senior Manager, Internal Audit Services is responsible for managing the Company’s internal audit program relating to LCL, Shoppers Drug Mart and Choice Properties. Problem analysis and continuous improvement in all aspects of the Company's operations are important to this role.

Key Responsibilities

Provide audit assurance and verification services, assuring that proper business and financial controls are in place in each of the businesses, together with value added analysis/support services intended to help improve efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Manage the development and execution of detailed audit plans. Review and approve the plan, scope, and audit approach for each project.
Work with professional auditing and accounting standards to ensure that professional standards are maintained in the planning, execution, and accumulation of audit evidentiary data.
Evaluate all audits and other projects to identify any internal control weaknesses, accounting issues or weaknesses in operational processes.
Accumulate, evaluate, communicate, and follow-up on all audit findings for both internal controls and operational controls. Assess the overall internal control environment using audit findings and audit documentation as the main source of input.
Prepare audit reports with findings and recommendations; present and discuss the reports with management.
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners and colleagues.
Research emerging issues for best practices in risk assessment, auditing and accounting.
Assist with preparation of quarterly Audit Committee reports.
Manage completion of the Annual Audit Plan and any unplanned audits for projects that arise during the year – on time and within budget.
Manage and counsel audit professionals; provide oversight and review their work for sufficiency of scope and accuracy. Manage annual performance evaluation and career development of the team.
Perform ad-hoc requests as required.

Ideal Candidate Profile

CPA designation preferred with 5-7 years’ work experience (2-4 years in a managerial role).
Creative, innovative and strategic thinking.
A strong relationship manager with exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster and develop relationships both internally and externally with stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously and proven ability to deliver in a fast paced environment.
Demonstrated strong knowledge of internal auditing and control standards and internal consulting skills.
ERM experience an asset as well as experience performing risk-based audits.
Experience in retail, wholesale, manufacturing industry an asset.
Ability to travel.
Bilingual English-French (oral and written) would be an asset but is not required.
Proficient in Microsoft Windows (Word, Excel, Outlook).

How You’ll Succeed:
At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.

If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.

In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

Employment Type:
Full time

Type of Role:

Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.