As the head of the Internal Audit function, you will help establish the value-added function, create the annual audit plan, oversee and participate in the plan’s execution, analyze and report findings to management while training and guiding the Internal Audit team members. 

Note that Internal Audit will be a separate pillar from SOX compliance, in which this role focuses solely on the creation and development of the Internal Audit function.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Creation of the annual Internal Audit Plan and leading risk-based internal audits within a dynamic business environment operating in 10+ countries to ensure operational excellence
  • Oversee and participate in the execution of internal audit and advisory mandates, including preparing high impact reporting and presenting recommendations to executives and the audit committee
  • Follow up with the business for process improvements, cost saving opportunities and value-added Management Action Plans to address the identified findings to reduce risk across the organization
  • Analyze audit results to help better understand, communicate and evaluate any significant internal control, accounting or operational business issues
  • Oversee and conduct research of new and emerging issues and best practices in risk assessment and auditing 
  • Oversee the development of the Internal audit team by providing guidance and training

What you’ll be bringing to the team

  • At least 15 years of experience leading the Internal Audit function in a public company, including creating internal audit plans and executing mandates
  • Significant experience and proven success in senior internal audit roles in a fast paced, hyper-growth public company setting with clear tenure of leadership and management of others.
  • Outstanding influencing, relationship building and negotiation skills; 
  • Several years of experience within the technology sector 
  • CPA and/or CIA, or equivalent designation
  • Strong internal control (SOX) and accounting knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Even better if you have, but not necessary

  • Knowledge of AuditBoard and NetSuite
  • Written and spoken French

Who you are

  • You are a leader who is passionate about Internal audit and will provide training and guidance to the newly formed internal audit team
  • You are self-motivated, detail-oriented, able to multitask and work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and embrace rapidly changing environment with the ability to manage well through ambiguity and complexity
  • You have great analytical skills, and professional judgement

What’s in it for you

  • Autonomy, flexible work culture and possibility of remote work
  • Competitive benefits & perks, including equity for all Lightspeeders
  • Opportunity to learn,  forge wonderful relationships and make your mark within the diverse and inclusive Lightspeed family - a true Canadian tech success story
  • Constant development of both your leadership skills and business acumen with limitless growth 
  • You will be a key leader within the finance team and a mentor for a hard working team   

To all recruitment agencies: Lightspeed does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. If we have not directly engaged your company in writing to supply candidates for a specific vacancy, Lightspeed will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Where to from here?
Obviously, this has to be mutually beneficial: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. For a glimpse into our world check out our career page here.

Lightspeed is building communities through commerce, and we need people from all backgrounds and lived experiences to do that. We were founded in 2005, in Montreal’s gay village and our original members were all part of the LGBTQ+ community. The ethos of our business has been about inclusion from the very beginning, and we strive to provide a workplace where everyone belongs.

Who we are:
Lightspeed (TSX/NYSE: LSPD) powers the businesses that are the backbone of the global economy.

Our one-stop commerce platform transforms and unifies digital and physical operations by enabling multichannel sales, expansion to new locations, global payments, financial solutions and connection to supplier networks. With the Lightspeed commerce platform, merchants in retail and hospitality can build thriving businesses for the future.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Lightspeed is trusted by favourite local businesses, where the community goes to shop and dine in over 100 countries. Lightspeed has offices in Canada, the USA, Europe, Russia and APAC.

We’re passionate about enabling people to do their best work. We dream big and we’re looking for people who do the same. With us, career milestones happen often and we celebrate every one. Come work with us and find out where your career will take you at Lightspeed!