Senior Internal Auditor
Vancouver, BC

Job Summary

Zenabis is seeking a Senior Internal Auditor (IA) to join our Vancouver team. Within the Internal Control Department, the Senior IA is responsible for conducting audit assignments as directed by the Manager, Risk and Controls. Working in close collaboration with the IA team, the Senior IA reviews and updates the process narratives and the risk matrix and conducts testing on the effectiveness of the controls to ensure the company is in compliance with National Instrument (NI) 52-109. Assignments are identified on a proactive and reactive basis and are conducted to ensure compliance with internal processes, the reasonableness of transactions and accuracy of reporting, as well as proactively identifying areas for process improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Manager, Risk and Controls to conduct risk assessment and the fraud risk assessment, develop the annual audit plan and select and implement audit software
  • Review and update the process narrative, identify controls and evaluate control system design and validate control effectiveness
  • Conduct internal audits as per the annual risk-based audit plan or as requested by the Management
  • Perform assurance and compliance engagements, evaluating and providing independent verification of the facility compliance to regulations, standards, and policies
  • Recommend improvements to established standards and policies
  • Deliver independent audit findings and recommendations for improvement to Management
  • Perform confidential audit investigations, as required, where fraud or other impropriety is suspected
  • Follow-up on previous internal audits by evaluating the effectiveness of the implementation of recommendations and action items, reporting on their status and reassesses risks as necessary
  • Act as a consultant for the evaluation of new or changing systems, processes, operations, and controls coincident with their development, implementation, and/or expansion, conducts in-depth risk assessments, and provides value-added recommendations to Management to improve efficiency and effectiveness of risk management


  • A minimum of 5 years of internal and/or external audit experience, ideally from the manufacturing or agriculture sector
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • CPA and/or professional Auditing Certificate CIA
  • Strong knowledge of Risk-based Internal Audit procedures and Financial Control systems
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Highly detail-oriented with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to deliver coherent, concise and organized written reports to a high technical standard
  • Able to work independently and takes initiative when necessary. Critical thinking skills are essential to the role
  • Experienced with Internal Audit Systems
  • Experienced with SOX (NI52), COSO Framework, COBIT, IFRS, and US GAAP
  • Good understanding of the Cannabis Act and the industry is an asset


Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Security Clearance

Security Clearance may be requested for this position

Working Hours

Salaried Position: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

This position will require after hours or extended hours based on activity

Physical Requirements


Job Type: Full-time


  • Auditing: 5 years (Required)


  • CPA (Preferred)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) (Preferred)