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Manager Internal Audit (13-month term)

Requisition ID:  159724 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Finance IT Audit and Special Projects 

Travel Requirements:  30 - 40%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: Stellarton

Location: King St. Office 

Postal Code: B0K 1S0 


Our family of 127,000 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.



The Manager, Internal Audit will bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Reporting to the Director, Compliance & IT Audit, the Manager, is accountable for the supporting the delivery of the annual audit plan and 52-109 CEO/CFO Certification program.  The Manager, will plan and execute 52-109 CEO/CFO Certification control testing and operational audits. 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

What you’ll get to do in this fast-paced role:

52-109 CEO/CFO Certification

  • Oversee and manage the 52-109 CEO/CFO Certification program, working with key stakeholders to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting
  • Review control test procedures and results to ensure control objectives and deficiencies identified are clear and concise
  • Work collaboratively with Management in their development of action plans to address root causes of deficiencies and improve effectiveness of controls 
  • Perform regular follow up with action plan owners to ensure management’s timely completion of remedial action plans
  • Assist in preparing and presenting quarterly reports on plan progress and deficiency updates to leadership
  • Assist in preparing the annual scoping risk assessment and testing plan 
  • Collaborate with external auditors and co-source partners

Operational Audit

  • Conduct risk-based audits and advisory engagements in a broad variety of business processes and key business projects
  • Plan and execute operational audits according to the annual audit plan
  • Prepare formal audit/review reports and communicate audit findings and recommendations to all levels of Management and leadership clearly and concisely
  • Perform regular follow up with action owners to ensure Management’s timely completion of the remediation action plans
  • Assist with the development of the annual audit plan including input from audit work, leadership, and emerging risks

Job Requirements

What your resume will demonstrate to us:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or a business-related field
  • Professional accounting designation such as CPA
  • Audit-related designation or working towards one such as CIA or CISA (preferred)
  • Minimum five years experience including Management roles in at least one of the following areas: Public Accounting, Internal Audit and/or Finance
  • Experience auditing large enterprise IT implementations with knowledge of project methodologies, risks and controls
  • 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 
  • Demonstrate strong planning, project management and organizational skills
  • 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

If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application.  Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you’re the most qualified applicant for the role.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus.  We are only accepting online applications and welcome applications from all qualified people interested in this challenge.

Benefits of Working at Sobeys
Sobeys offers our employees many valuable benefits such as:
•    Growing organization
•    Competitive salary
•    Ongoing Training & Development
•    Opportunity for internal mobility to other departments and/or promotions (for employees who are strong performers)

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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