At the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG), we always strive to be better. We aim to improve and adapt to the needs of our people—we want you to want to work here. We recognize the value of different educational, professional, and cultural backgrounds within our team. We also recognize that continuous learning is essential to our success. By supporting your personal and professional needs, we foster a better workplace so that, together, we are able to do our best work for Canadians.
This process is open to fill current and upcoming vacancies. An inventory of candidates will be established and used to staff various positions on the basis of the OAG’s operational needs.
About our team
It is not a surprise that we are looking to increase the size of our IT Audit team, as the use of technology and its impact on audit risk are growing. Join us in cultivating your meaningful and challenging career on our team of recognized IT audit specialists within the Audit Services Group. You’ll work with team members from diverse backgrounds auditing various government entities and systems. Our team is unique in that we have the opportunity to work on all OAG’s financial audits while collaborating and advising with OAG staff across Canada.
As IT audit specialists supporting all financial audits at the OAG, we provide advice and assistance in assessing IT risks and leading various IT audits. More specifically, we perform IT general control (ITGC) audits and perform IT risk assessments as they relate to financial audits.
If you enjoy variety and working on diverse, interesting, and challenging projects, and you are resourceful, innovative, and enthusiastic about technology, you would be a great fit for our team!
Key responsibilities include
participating in and leading ITGC audits, including scoping, planning, and executing audit procedures, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures
testing the design, implementation, and operating effectiveness of ITGCs
working with audit team members and audit entities in identifying, analyzing, and documenting IT control risks
establishing and maintaining effective relationships with audit team members and audit entities
developing and communicating appropriate and clear recommendations that address identified key risks
advising, training, and supervising audit staff
Bachelor's degree from a recognized university and a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
Minimum 2 years’ post-CPA (CA, CGA, or CMA) designation as of the date of appointment working in external financial statement audit or in internal audit
Recent* experience** in assessing, analyzing, or applying accounting or assurance standards
Recent* experience** in assessing or applying controls
Recent* experience** in scoping, planning, and/or conducting external IT audits, internal control reviews, system conversion reviews, Service Organization Control audits, and/or cybersecurity assessments.
Recent* experience** in writing reports and presenting to internal or external stakeholders
Recent* experience** in working in a multifaceted team environment and juggling multiple deliverables
Recent* experience** in developing and maintaining relationships at all levels
Recent* experience** in assigning tasks and coaching more junior staff
Knowledge of IT policies, standards, and technology risk disciplines and practices
Having or in the process of obtaining certificates in information security, such as CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, and/or other
Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple deliverables.
Familiarity with SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics, and/or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.
* Recent is defined as experience gained within the past 5 years.
** Experience means that the person’s primary responsibilities include these duties and refers to the depth, breadth, and complexity of tasks that could be expected to have been obtained by carrying out these functions.
For your application to be considered, please provide the following information:
2-page-maximum curriculum vitae (CV)
2-page-maximum cover letter (or document) that includes specific examples demonstrating how you meet the essential qualifications (education and experience)
Attach your CV and cover letter to the online application form in one of the following formats:
Various linguistic profiles: English Essential, French Essential, Bilingual Imperative (BBB)
The following competencies may be evaluated through a written exercise, structured interview, and/or reference check verifications:
Integrity and respect
Technical subject matter expertise
Personal effectiveness and project management skills
Personal and people development skills
Strategic thinking, rigorous analysis, and sound judgment
Productive and collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders
Innovation and ability to guide change
Clear and influential communication
The OAG is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability, or a member of a visible minority group.
Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required
Conditions of Employment
Security Clearance: Reliability and Secret
The OAG is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service.
Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.
Candidates must indicate the date they obtained their CPA designation.
Asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.
Alternative selection tool methods and reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all contact information provided is accurate and updated as required.
An interview will be administered via videoconference or teleconference.
Reference checks may be sought.
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Please include citizenship information in your application.
Candidates must be prepared to provide the original or a certified true copy of educational credentials.
Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm.
The successful candidate must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment at the time of appointment and throughout the employment.
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the OAG’s directives.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Internal Number: 2021-AUD-G-OTT-EA-023
About Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Who we are:
The Auditor General of Canada is an Officer of Parliament appointed for a non-renewable 10 year term upon resolution of the House of Commons and Senate. The Auditor General’s responsibilities include:
- auditing operations of the federal and territorial governments;
- providing Parliament and the legislative assemblies with independent information, assurance, and advice regarding the stewardship of public funds.
What we do:
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) serves Parliament by providing it with objective, fact-based information and expert advice on government programs and activities, gathered through audits. Parliamentarians use OAG reports to oversee government activities and hold the federal government to account for its handling of public funds.
The work we do is called legislative auditing. The Auditor General of Canada is an Officer of Parliament who carries out work on behalf of Parliament, and who is accountable to Parliament. Parliament is Canada’s federal legislature.
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