IIA Canada National Conference 2022

Piyusha Weerasinghe

Canadian Tire Corporation

Piyusha Weerasinghe

Canadian Tire Corporation

A direct report of the Chief Auditor, and a member of the Internal Audit Services Management Team. Accountable for auditing the retail businesses of Canadian Tire Corporation. Provide leadership, guidance, expertise and knowledge to the Audit Team, consistent with the corporate visions, strategies and priorities. Ensure adherence to professional and corporate governance standards and objectives.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Data analytics, continuous auditing using bots and machine learning
  • Internal audit recommendations resulting in million-dollar cost savings/revenue enhancements
  • Audit Committee report writing for one of the largest Canadian retailers
  • COSO framework, IIA standards, IFRS, and regulations relating to the retail industry
  • Experienced in system implementation related audits – eCommerce websites, customer-facing apps, point of sale, distribution centre systems, inventory management systems, loyalty systems
  • Financial accounting, financial planning and analysis, cost accounting, financial reporting

Experience:

  • Vice President Internal Audit Retail – Canadian Tire Corporation: March 2018 – Present
  • Associate Vice President Internal Audit Services – Canadian Tire Corporation: Jan 2012 – Mar 2018
  • Internal Audit Risk and Management Consultant – Jefferson Wells: 2011
  • Manager/Senior Manager/Director Internal Audit – Hudson’s Bay Company: 2005-2010 

Education:

  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario: CPA, CA
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK: FCCA
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka: ACA
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA): CISA

Certifications:

  • Machine Learning in Business: University of Toronto – Rotman School of Business

Speaking Engagements:

  • Conducted various internal training sessions and speaking engagements for staff on data analytics and audit methodology

 

 

Sessions by Piyusha Weerasinghe