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Senior Internal Auditor

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 The Opportunity:

The Senior Internal Auditor 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 is fast paced, innovative and provides team members with an opportunity to materially impact MLF’s operations. Team members are provided with a unique vantage point whereby they will have the opportunity to delve into the business, deliver real value and become uniquely positioned to pursue a long-term career path within or outside of Internal Audit.

Reporting to the Manager/Director, the Senior Internal Auditor will assist in planning and executing a variety of operational audit and value add consulting engagements. Your work will assist the Audit Committee and management in drawing conclusions on the adequacy of the design and operating effectiveness of the organization’s internal controls as well as deliver tangible value to business partners by providing unique insights on how operations can be improved to support the optimization of MLF’s performance.

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by July 24. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Internal Audit / Advisory Reviews
  • Planning and executing a variety of unique and challenging engagements within expected timelines.
  • Documenting findings clearly in working papers and preparing draft audit and advisory reports.
  • Meaningfully participating in presenting engagement findings to senior management.
  • Working with senior management to gain alignment and ensuring action plans address issues.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of internal audit processes and internal control matters.
NI 52-109 Compliance
  • Supporting the CEO/CFO Certification (“C3”) operational effectiveness assessments of internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures by ensuring the timely completion of C3 testing activities as performed by various stakeholders across MLF and independent testing completed by internal audit team.
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the C3 program, providing recommendations for improvement to the C3 Steering Committee.
Business Partner
  • Build strong relationships with management through partnerships and collaboration.
  • Providing timely updates, efficient execution of the engagement, and understanding the area of the business being reviewed.
  • Build a reputation of being a trusted business advisor to MLF management teams through providing useful, credible, timely, business-relevant, and independent insights.     
  • Contribute to a team culture of high-performance by demonstrating a relentless commitment to excellence while expecting the same from everyone on the team.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Desire to build a career.
  • Results orientated high performer.
  • Personable, engaging and relationship builder.
  • Always a positive and professional attitude.
  • Focus on continuous learning and improvement.
  • Proactive, organized and deadline driven.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to solve challenges independently.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Information Technology / SAP knowledge is an asset.
  • Willingness to travel (about 20-40%), as required.
  • CPA, CA, or MBA is required – CIA and CISA designations would be an advantage.
  • 3-7 years of experience in audit/assurance (internal audit experience is preferred).

What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:

  • Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
  • An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
  • A hybrid work model that embraces remote work for eligible roles, helping team members achieve work-life balance—combining the best of both spending time working remotely, benefitting from focus time, and purposeful collaboration in the office setting. 
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing. These benefits start on your first day of employment.
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.
  • Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.
  • Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.

About Us:

We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.

We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.
  • We are carbon neutral.
  • We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
  • We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.

A diverse and inclusive work environment

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.

We embrace a strong, values-based culture

Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.
  • Doing What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

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.

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

Disclaimer:  Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board.  Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.


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