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Internal Audit & Compliance Manager

Mississauga - Financial Dr., ON

 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, the Manager leads a team of high-performing senior auditors, and oversees/executes the delivery of internal audit, advisory, whistleblower, and NI 52-109 engagements. Through these engagements, the Manager and the rest of the Internal Audit team assists 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 advising on process improvements to support 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:

  • Manage and coach a team Senior Auditors, by providing continuous feedback, support, and opportunities to develop and grow as professionals
  • Foster a team culture of high-performance by demonstrating a relentless commitment to excellence while expecting the same from others on the team
Business Partner
  • Build a reputation of being a trusted business advisor to MLF management teams through providing useful, credible, timely, business-relevant, and independent insights
Internal Audit / Advisory Reviews
  • Contributing to the thought leadership and continuous improvement of internal audit processes and internal control matters
  • Scheduling, assigning auditors and providing supervision of fieldwork, and reviewing of working papers and preparing draft audit reports
  • Presenting engagement findings to management
  • Managing various internal audit engagements ensuring that:
    • Engagements are well planned, staffed appropriately, and delivered on time
    • Engagements are scoped appropriately to allocate time to areas of highest risk
    • Strong relationships with management are developed through providing timely updates, efficient execution of the engagement, and understanding the area of the business being reviewed
    • Projects are completed on time and on budget
    • Reporting is of the highest quality with a focus on effectively communicating a balanced perspective on the scope of the engagement in a manner that is concise and useful to the stakeholders and provides practical recommendations to address issues identified
    •  “Hands on” participation in the execution of internal audits and C3 operational effectiveness assessments as required based on risk
NI 52-109 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

What You’ll 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, 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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