Senior Specialist, Internal Control

Emplacements de poste CA-ON-Mississauga
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Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .


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The Senior Specialist, Internal Control is member of the North America Internal Control team, which consists of 5-7 professionals supporting LafargeHolcim U.S. and Canada to ensure operations are conducted in accordance with internal control standards.  The Senior Specialist is responsible for timely execution of annual internal control activities, in accordance with the LH Internal Control Framework.  For this mission and scope, the Senior Specialist must understand business processes, identify risks and controls, assess control effectiveness, and articulate deficiencies and recommendations for improvement.  The assessment and recommendations are formally reported to Country Management and Group Internal Control.  The Senior Specialist also supports Internal and External Audit functions in the execution of their mandates through collaboration on testing, action plans, and reporting.


  • Demonstrate commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas
  • Promote ownership of processes, controls, and control assessments to Business Users, including providing guidelines and best practices to improve processes
  • Communicate annual internal control cycle requirements to Business Process Owners (BPO’s) and ensure understanding and commitment
  • Work with BPO’s and Control Owners to ensure process and control documentation is current, accurate, and address related risks and control objective
  • Execute internal control assessments in a variety of environments, divisions, product lines, and applications, and appropriately assess the exposures resulting from ineffective or missing control practices
  • Administer and ensure proactive application of Internal Control tools and documentation
  • Maintain current document repositories of Control Documents and Action Plans
  • Prepare and contribute to presentations and training of BPO and Control Owners
  • Support Internal Control management with reporting requirements (dashboards, Management updates)
  • Coordinate deployment of the LH Policy Landscape, including Group and Local policies and directives
  • Understand and identify operational , financial, and compliance risks in order to formulate appropriate, practical, and cost-effective recommendations

Relationships with other jobs:

  • The Senior Specialist, Internal Control is responsible for developing relationships and driving internal control knowledge with relevant stakeholders in Operations, Management, Internal and External Audit, and within the Internal Control team.

SCOPE:  North America (U.S. and Canada Corporate, Business Unit, and Shared Service functions)

Internal controls providing reasonable assurance of effective and efficient operations, including actions to prevent and detect fraud and protect Company resources


Required Education: Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree


Additional Education Preferred: Master's/Graduate Degree

Field of Study Preferred: Accounting / Finance / Business

Required Work Experience: 6 plus years of audit/finance/accounting experience, including a minimum of 3-5 years of public accounting, preferably Big 4, and/or internal audit experience


Required Training/Certifications:

Licenses Preferred:  Professional accounting designation (CPA/CA CIA, CFE, CMA, CGA)

Required Computer and Software Skills: Established computer proficiency, with emphasis in SAP or other major ERP system

Travel Requirements: 20-25% within North America

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of internal controls and compliance programs
  • Demonstrated maturity to work effectively independently, and with a geographically dispersed team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with attention to details and deadlines
  • Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation, cross-group collaboration, and interpersonal
  • Ability to motivate, influence, negotiate, resolve conflicts, establish credibility, trust and partnership at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical skills and familiarity with tools and techniques to drive ongoing improvement
  • Established computer proficiency, with emphasis in SAP or other major ERP system


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Why work for us?


Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.