Senior Internal Auditor



The Atlas Corp. and Seaspan teams are goal-driven and share a high-performance culture, focusing on building services offerings to become a leading asset manager. Seaspan provides many of the world's major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships and pure car, truck carriers (PCTCs) combined with industry leading ship management serves. Seaspan's fleet has evolved over time to meet the varying needs of our customer base. We own vessels in a wide range of sizes, from 2,500 TEU to 24,000 TEU vessels. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Corp, Seaspan delivers on the company's core strategy as a leading asset management and core infrastructure company.

Position Description:

The Senior Internal Auditor plays a critical role within the Risk and Audit Services team, serving as a trusted advisor responsible for the planning, execution, and reporting of diverse internal audit and risk advisory engagements, including SOX control testing. You will assess the efficacy of our organization's governance, risk management, and control processes across the organization. This position demands strong analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with the ability to effectively communicate findings and recommendations to senior management. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, execute and report on risk-based internal audit engagements to evaluate the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes across the organization focused on financial, operational, compliance, and IT and cybersecurity risks. 
  • Conduct comprehensive SOX audits to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) and disclosure controls & procedures (DC&P), including walkthroughs of material processes, testing of controls, and identification of control deficiencies.  
  • Lead or contribute to assigned real-time assessments and risk advisory engagements in adherence to the Risk and Audit Services’ methodology. 
  • Identify and assess control deficiencies, potential risks, and areas for process improvement by applying the organization’s 4S Principles. 
  • Prepare engagement reports with clear findings, conclusions, and actionable recommendations for improvement. 
  • Communicate engagement results effectively to senior management and other key stakeholders. 
  • Collaborate closely with management to help remediate identified control deficiencies and ensure the timely completion of corrective actions.  
  • Collaborate closely with external auditors throughout SOX audits by, for example, conducting joint walkthroughs and ensuring to meet professional standards to maximize their reliance on the work performed by Risk and Audit Services. 



  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or equivalent professional designation, or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a plus. 
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of directly related work experience, with at least 3 of those years being risk-based internal audit experience. 
  • Strong understanding of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) requirements, internal control frameworks (COSO), and internal control testing methodologies.  
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively present complex matters to diverse stakeholders at all levels. 
  • Experience with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Fraud Risk Management, and Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a plus. 


Compensation and Benefits package: 

Seaspan’s total compensation is based on our pay-for-performance philosophy that rewards team members who deliver on and demonstrate our high-performance culture. The hiring range for this position is $100,000 - $110,000 CAD per annum. The exact base salary offered will be commensurate with the incumbent’s experience, job-related skills and knowledge, and internal pay equity. In addition to base salary, we offer a competitive total rewards package which includes an annual performance-based bonus, a comprehensive benefits package (extended health, dental, life and disability insurance), retirement savings plan matching and other company-provided rewards.  


Atlas Corp. and Seaspan Corporation are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

We thank all applicants in advance. If your application is shortlisted to be included in the interview process, one of our team will be in contact with you.


This video was taken on board our 4250 TEU vessel, Seaspan Santos, during a six-day passage in September 2013.


When you join the Seaspan family, you become a part of a company with one of the newest and most advanced fleets in the industry. Our modern vessels are maintained to the highest standards and offer excellent living conditions for our seafarers.