Job Description

Internal Auditor

Requisition ID:  180895

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Audit & Innovation 

Travel Requirements:  0 – 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario; Alberta; Nova Scotia  

City: Mississauga, Calgary, Sterllarton, Halifax

Location: Tahoe Office, Calgary Office, Foord St. Office, King St. Office 

Postal Code: L4W 0C7 


Our family of 131,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.



Ready to Make an impact?

The Internal Auditor will bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit, the Internal Auditor is accountable for the execution of the annual operational audit plan through assurance and advisory work.  The Internal Auditor will also execute financial business process control evaluations to support delivery of the annual 52-109 CEO/CFO Certification program. The role offers a unique opportunity to work with a broad scope in a team environment, where the participation and value-add from each member is key to the success of the Internal Audit function.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

Operational Audit

  • Assist in the planning of Operational Audits, including defining audit scope, identifying risks and controls, designing control test procedures in a broad variety of assurance and advisory engagements according to the annual audit plan
  • Timely execution of audit fieldwork evaluating control design and operating effectiveness, identifying process and control gaps
  •  Assist in the preparation of formal audit/review reports, present and communicate audit findings and recommendations clearly and concisely
  •  An eagerness to learn about organizational processes, existing and emerging risks, testing of controls, and identifying areas of opportunity 52-109 CEO/CFO Certification Business Process Controls
  • Actively support the Internal Audit team in delivering, according to plan, the 52-109 CEO/CFO Certification business process program, working with key stakeholders to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting
  • Conduct business process walkthroughs and work closely with Manager, Internal Audit to update risks, controls and control test procedures as needed
  • Execute financial business process control testing, according to plan, working closely with the Manager, Internal Audit
  • Work collaboratively with Management in their development of action plans to address root causes of deficiencies and improve effectiveness of controls

What you have to offer:

  • Undergraduate degree in an finance, accounting and/or business related field
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation preferred. The preferred candidate may also have or be working towards a CIA designation
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in Internal Audit, Audit consulting practice, Public Accounting, and/or Internal Controls over Financial Reporting, with a strong risk-based audit foundation
  • Knowledge of Audit assurance, governance and control frameworks including, IIA Professional Practice Standards, COSO
  • Knowledge of Regulations including 52-109, PCI, PIPEDA, GDPR
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to present complex information clearly and influence the outcome through effective verbal and written communication
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate strong working relationships in a team environment is a must
  • Strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated creative, innovative and critical thinking
  • Experience with data analytic and/or visualization tools such as ACL, Tableau (desirable)
  • Knowledge of SAP application (desirable)
  •  Bilingual (English and French) (desirable)


Why work at Sobeys ?

  • Growing organization
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Plan
  • Flexible health and dental benefits plan
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions
  • Flexible woking hours policy and telecommuting
  • Company involved in its community
  • Education assistance policy

We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.


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