Internal Auditor
Taiga Building Products
Burnaby, BC

Taiga is a leading wholesale distributor of building materials with operations in Canada and the US. Taiga also manufactures preserved lumber at 4 locations across North America.

The Internal Auditor reports administratively to the Chief Financial Officer and functionally to the Board of Directors through its Audit Committee. The role involves planning and executing the organization’s internal audits at its Burnaby HQ and occasionally at its 18 distribution centres and 4 wood preservation plants located throughout North America. The Internal Auditor is expected to implement innovative ideas to maximize audit coverage for the Company, utilizing audit software and a risk based approach to auditing and risk management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the design, efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls and business processes throughout the organization
  • Develop a risk-based and comprehensive strategic audit plan, soliciting input from the executive team, senior management and the audit committee
  • Assess compliance with policies, procedures, laws, and regulations
  • Assess whether adequate controls and practices are in place to safeguard the organization’s assets
  • Provide quarterly internal audit updates to the Audit Committee and Senior Management
  • Provide advisory guidance in relation to the organization’s policies, procedures, governance, and internal control systems to contribute to the improvement of operations
  • Champion key strategic initiatives and enterprise-wide objectives; build and facilitate strong relationships with all levels of the organization, including cross functionally and cross divisionally


  • CPA Designation (or international equivalent) required
  • CIA Certification preferred
  • 5+ years relevant experience in accounting & audit ideally with a combination of public practice and industry
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS
  • Comfort dealing with Senior Executives and members of the Board of Directors
  • Experience with business process documentation, analysis and implementation
  • Hands on experience using an ERP system
  • Familiarity with modern auditing techniques, tools and procedures including data extraction tools and computer assisted auditing techniques
  • Demonstrated proficiency using advanced excel functionality including Power Query, Power Pivot, Power BI preferred
  • Highly developed analytical, innovative and creative thinking skills are required
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage numerous projects simultaneously

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Internal Auditing: 5 years (Preferred)


  • CIA (Preferred)