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Senior Internal Auditor Data Analytics

Requisition ID:  170498 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Audit & Innovation 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: Mississauga / Stellarton / Montreal / Calgary / Vancouver

Location: Tahoe Office, Calgary Office, Dartmouth Office, King St. Office, Vancouver Office, Bureau de Québec, Edmonton Office 

Postal Code: L4W 0C7 


Our family of 134,000 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 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



Sobeys is full of exciting opportunities and we are always looking for bright new talent to join our team! We currently have a full-time opportunity for an Senior Internal Auditor Data Analytics. This role can be based out of one our main offices including: Stellarton, NS; Mississauga, ON; Alberta, AB, Quebec, QC.


The Senior Internal Auditor Data Analytics will support Internal Audit’s mission to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight.  The Senior Internal Auditor Data Analytics will bring an innovative, disciplined approach to implementing data analytics and automation to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.  To this end, the role will be responsible for assisting in the continuous enhancement and execution of the function's data analytics strategy in support of both the Operational Audit and CEO/CFO Certification programs.

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

Job Description


As a Senior Internal Auditor Data Analytics with Sobeys, you will:

  • Assist in use of data analytics and visualization on operational audits, ICFR testing and continuous control monitoring dashboards
  • Create data visualization for internal or external use to support report writing and presentations
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for SAP and data analytic and visualization tools, including training and providing guidance to team members
  • Assist in ongoing development of the data analytics strategy, including researching and implementing new technology and trends
  • Maintain up-to-date skills on data analytic and visualization tools (ACL, Visual Basic, Tableau)
  • Assist in annual and ongoing development of the Internal Audit plan
  • As needed, assist in:
  • Execution of operational audits, including planning, fieldwork, reporting and project and stakeholder management
  • Ongoing action plan monitoring
  • Quarterly and ad hoc Management and Board reporting
  • Testing of financial controls in support of the CEO/CFO Certification program
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with peers and Management
  • Assist in promoting the brand and role of the Internal Audit function within the organization
  • Keep abreast of retail/grocery industry and internal audit trends

Job Requirements


Your experience and resume will show us:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or a business-related field
  • Strong knowledge and experience with data analytic tools such as ACL
  • Strong knowledge and experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau
  • Strong experience in analysis of complete sets of data to identify anomalies and trends
  • Excel Visual Basic/Macros experience
  • SAP experience (preferred)
  • Experience with advanced data analysis techniques and tools (Robotic Process Automation, AI) (nice to have)
  • Professional accounting designation such as CPA (preferred)
  • Audit-related designation or working towards one such as CIA (preferred)
  • Minimum five years related work experience in at least one of the following areas: Public Accounting, Internal Audit and/or Finance
  • Strong knowledge of audit principles, frameworks and standards such as Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Professional standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Knowledge of regulations including NI52-109 (CEO/CFO Certification), PCI, PIPEDA, GDPR 
  • Experience in food and/or retail industry
  • Strong professional judgement
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and verbal presentation
  • Strong negotiation and mediation skill
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate strong working relationships in a team environment
  • Bilingual (English and French) (nice to have)
  • Travel required, approximately 0% - 10%


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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