Manager, Internal Audit & Compliance

Maple Leaf Foods - Mississauga, ON (5 months ago)

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A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging. We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Raise the Good in Food
We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values
Six core values guide us in everything that we do.
Do what’s right
Deliver winning results
Build collaborative teams
Get things done in a fact-based, disciplined way
Learn and grow, inwardly and outwardly
Dare to be transparent, passionate and humble
Manager, Internal Audit and Compliance - Contract

The Opportunity:
The Manager position is an exciting role that provides exposure to all areas of the business through the execution of financial, operational, commercial and information technology related reviews. Our work provides team members with an opportunity to be well rounded and uniquely positioned to pursue a long-term career path within or outside of Finance.

Reporting to the Vice President, Internal Audit & Compliance, the Manager leads the delivery of internal audit and internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) work to assist the audit committee and management in drawing conclusions on the adequacy of the design and operating effectiveness of the organization’s internal controls and compliance with National Instrument 52-109.

A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Internal Audit

Managing various internal audit projects ensuring that:
Audits are well planned and coordinated
The nature, extent and timing of testing is appropriately risk based
Relationships with management is maintained
Projects are completed on time and on budget
Reporting of project result is of high quality and timely
“Hands on” participation in the execution of internal audits and C3 operational effectiveness assessments as required based on project complexity
Assisting with preparing reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors for Maple Leaf Foods Inc
Assisting with developing the risk based annual internal audit plan
Contributing to the thought leadership and continuous improvement of internal audit processes and internal control matters
Contributing to strategic company and Internal Audit specific initiatives
Scheduling, assigning auditors and providing supervision of fieldwork, and reviewing of working papers and preparing draft audit reports
Identifying and involving key stakeholders and ensuring adequate communication so that the necessary information is obtained and planned deadlines are met
Recommending practical measures (risk mitigation actions) to address issues identified
Presenting findings to the auditees and senior executives
Preparing quality reports with sound supporting facts and reasonable recommendations
Incorporating data analytics into the audit process and advancing MLF’s overall audit methodology
ICFR (C3 Compliance)
Managing the operational effectiveness assessments of internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures to support the CEO/CFO Certification (“C3”) Compliance Group
Managing, coordinating and ensuring the timely completion of C3 testing activities performed by various stakeholders across MLF and independent testing completed by the C3 compliance team
Developing and presenting high-quality quarterly reports on the status of C3 testing activities and internal controls to the C3 Steering Committee
Oversee the design, monitoring and implementation of internal control process enhancements
Taking a risk-based approach to rolling-out C3 programs to applicable/newly acquired business functions
Identifying opportunities to streamline and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the C3 program, providing recommendations for improvement to the C3 Steering Committee
Liaising with the external auditor, on an as needed basis, to provide updates on the status and results of the C3 program and support for external audit activities
Providing support for CEO / CFO attestation on the status of internal controls over financial reporting
Manage and oversee Financial Analyst and Senior Financial Analyst performance, providing training and staff development, and ensuring right mix of skills are in place to execute audit projects
Develop trust, respect and credibility with members of the business management teams and executive management

What we have to offer you:
Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business.
Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
Defined Contribution Pension Plan
Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:
Results orientated high performer
Personable, engaging and relationship builder
Proactive, organized and deadline driven
Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to work independently in routine and non-routine environments
Strong project management skills
Audit and/or process review and enhancement experience (financial and/or operational)
Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Information Technology / SAP knowledge is an asset
Some (i.e. about 10-15%) of out of town travel will be required
CPA, CA, CIA and CISA designations would be an advantage
5-7 years of experience in audit/assurance

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce. Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.