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We are seeking a proactive and experienced individual to join our expanding team in a newly created role as a Manager, Internal Controls responsible for designing and leading the core functions of J.D. Irving’s internal control activities across our multiple and diverse operations. 


The incumbent will have the opportunity to design a sustainable program suitable to the unique business needs of a private company.  The individual will work in collaboration with functional and operation leaders, the internal audit team and external providers to further evolve and deliver an enhanced internal control program.  This role has the opportunity to influence and develop a program in its developmental stage. 


Reporting to the Director, Internal Audit, this role will be exposed to senior leaders, requiring excellent tact, professionalism, and maturity. The applicant is expected to be independent, adaptable and possess comprehensive skills in internal control frameworks and related program oversight.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Enhance current internal control program including design of a sustainable model for updating, monitoring and reporting on control activities across the organization
  • Oversee periodic internal control documentation updates, including process maps and risk and control matrices
  • Oversee quarterly controls self-assessment process to ensure all responses are received, and any potential issues or changes are addressed timely and appropriately
  • Oversee periodic design and operational effectiveness testing, collaborating with Internal Audit for optimization and reducing redundancy
  • Provide value add recommendations to improve internal control efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability including identification of enhanced application controls, and opportunities for continuous monitoring and robotics
  • Define resourcing for program sustainability and success
  • Build collaborative professional working relationships across the business, and liaise with external and internal audit teams
  • Conduct control owner training and providing continuous support
  • Support maintaining integrity for the risk and controls framework details
  • Design, prepare and present quarterly reporting to leaders
  • Support annual SOC 1 reporting on IT and finance shared services
  • Oversee the company-wide Fraud Risk Assessment program
  • Participate in the enhancement of segregation of duties assessments
  • Perform ad-hoc projects where required
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement within the business and function; implement improvements within the function
  • Lead and mentor team members and other personnel
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Compliance, or related field
  • Professional accounting designation
  • 8 or more years of internal control (SOX, cSOX or equivalent), internal audit or external audit experience, at least 2 of which were at a leader or manager level
  • Working knowledge of internal control framework (COSO)
  • Experience understanding, developing or overseeing related training needs
  • Exceptional diplomacy and ability to collaborate across functions and multiple levels of the business
  • Ability to think strategically and understand the interrelation of a complex and diverse business environment
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills, including attention to detail
  • Hands on with an ability to manage simultaneous initiatives
  • Willingness for limited travel, primarily within the region
  • Experience with JD Edwards Enterprise 1 and Cognos an asset

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


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We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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