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Internal Auditor

Posting ID:     22663
Job Title:   Regular   
City:   Mobile, AL, United States
Location:   Mobile - Canfor Southern Pine, Inc. (AL06) 

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Internal Audit Director, the Internal Auditor, performs an independent, objective compliance and consulting function designed to add value and improve the operations, processes, and controls across CSP (Canfor Southern Pine).

The Internal Auditor performs projects working with all management levels across the Company, though focused on CSP operations, to support the objectives of Internal Audit Services in identifying key findings and agreeing recommendations, and through this independent work of high ethical standard develops strong working relationships, global knowledge of the business and forest industry and the trust of management. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the adequacy of the processes by which business risks are managed by the company.  Reviews sufficiency of information available, and adequacy/operation of controls used to manage those risks.
  • Assesses reliability and integrity of key financial and operating information, and the means used to identify, measure, classify and report such information.
  • Reviews means of safeguarding assets, information, and other key resources, including business contingency plans and the security of computer systems.
  • Reviews processes and systems to ensure adherence to those policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations which could have an impact on company and determines whether they are in compliance.
  • Reviews operations or projects (including systems under development) to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives.  Also evaluates computer-based controls, data security systems and new systems projects
  • Monitors management’s corrective action plans from audit projects and CSOX findings to check that management implements them effectively as agreed.
  • Monitors and tracks the capital projects to facilitate the timely reporting of the AFE follow-up reports.  Review the AFE follow-up reports and provide feedback to Operations.
  • Reviews the quarterly Financial Statements and Management, Discussion & Analysis (review content for understandability/reasonableness based on knowledge of the business, spelling/grammar, internal consistency and check for mathematical accuracy) and provides timely feedback to Corporate Accounting management.
  • Prepare relevant elements of the quarter-end Internal Audit Activity Report and AFE Follow-Up Summary for the Director, Internal Audit for presentation to the Audit Committee.  Also, assists in the preparation of other Audit Committee materials as required.
  • Performs audit projects from planning to completion to aid in the management of risk, improvement of processes and controls, compliance with policies and procedures, etc.  Agrees any issues/findings with management and prepare memo to senior management summarizing the work performed and issues/findings/recommendations.
  • Participates in the planning, execution and reporting for the CSOX work program to support the CEO/CFO certification in accordance with NI 52-109 (materiality, business cycles, account balances, scoping operations to visit), including agreement of findings and management action plans, and contributes to the final audit conclusion assessment.
  • Annually, participates in the presentation of the CSOX findings to the Finance Group for discussion and their final review and comment.
  • Coaches and guides CPA students when assigned to the Internal Audit department and provides timely review and feedback on their work.




Education & Experience

  • Professional Accounting Designation
  • Certified Internal Auditor designation or IT auditing designation would be an asset
  • 4+ years’ experience including working in an audit capacity in or auditing a large multi-location company
  • Forestry experience preferred, but not required



Skills and Abilities

  • IT audit, including use of computer-aided auditing techniques
  • Ability to summarize complex issues and to identify root causes
  • Self-motivated, positive, and able to manage time and projects without frequent oversight
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience with audit and CSOX requirements/compliance
  • Consulting, business improvement, risk management skills preferred
  • Experience with flow charting, testing and walkthroughs
  • Proven problem solving and analytical abilities
  • Up to 25% travel may be involved (Potential international travel included)



Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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