Employment Opportunity Notice
Reporting Location: Tom Davies Annex
Estimated Probable Duration: Three (3) Years with the Possibility of Renewal
70 Hours Bi-Weekly
Start Date to Follow Selection Process
The Office of the Auditor General for the City of Greater Sudbury requires a Senior Auditor. The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below. The current range of pay for this position is $3,158.40 to $3,719.10 bi-weekly (subject to review).
Education and Training:
- University degree in a related discipline (i.e. Business Administration, Public Administration) from a recognized University with Canadian accreditation.
- Professional accounting designation (CA, CGA or CMA) or certified internal auditor (CIA) a mandatory requirement.
- Additional education initiatives to update and expand competencies.
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) considered an asset.
- Minimum of five (5) years of internal audit experience including audit project team management. Other relevant experience would include evaluation of governance, risk management and internal controls, performance audits and use of analytical audit software.
- Municipal audit experience considered an asset.
- CGS’s business, programs, policies and practices.
- Functions and responsibilities of municipal government.
- Generally accepted auditing standards, accounting principles, audit practices and methodologies.
- Risk management frameworks, principles, practices, standards, methodologies and contemporary advancements in the field.
- Applicable legislation and related regulations (i.e. Municipal Act, Municipal Freedom of Information Act and other legislation relevant to specific assignments).
- CGS’s priorities and strategic vision.
- Current and emerging issues within CGS.
- Current best practices in internal auditing.
- Demonstrate ability to work with microcomputer software and administrative systems in a Windows environment (i.e. file maintenance, word processing, advanced spreadsheet applications, information input and retrieval, presentation software, statistical analysis applications, etc.).
- The Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA) “Red Book” standards.
- Government Accountability Office (GAO) “Yellow Book” standards for internal auditing.
- Manage multiple projects concurrently and respond quickly to emerging opportunities and risks.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills, tact, diplomacy, discretion, time and project management ability.
- Communicate effectively in a highly political environment.
- Manage conflict, mediate disputes and assist in reaching consensus.
- Manage the financial, human and physical resources of the section in a collaborative manner.
- Lead employees, motivate staff and support continuous learning.
- Prepare and manage operational and capital budget expenditures.
- Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.
- Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
- French verbal and written skills an asset.
- May require the use of a personal or CGS vehicle on CGS business. Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.
Responsible and accountable to the Auditor General for managing individual projects assigned from the annual audit work plan and Council and client requests. Carry out and deliver compliance, financial and performance audits with the objective of providing assurances and information to Council and improving CGS’s operations.
Under the general direction of the Auditor General:
- Assist in the development of strategic and annual risk based audit work plans for the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) to ensure consistency with CGS’s vision, goals and objectives and Council direction.
- Build effective relationships with clients, evaluate client services and assess future trends to ensure audit services are aligned with the business directions; support client business needs.
- Provide a broad range of auditing services to meet the needs of Council and senior staff.
- Manage multiple audit projects in a complex, changing environment and ensure timely completion of assigned projects adhering to generally accepted auditing standards.
- Develop project plans and performance measures required to achieve the annual work plan.
- Organize, plan and schedule staff and external consultants assigned to projects.
- Evaluate results and formulate solutions and recommendations. Debrief clients on audit findings; present final reports to clients and Council.
- Oversee corporate investigations. Report results of investigations to the Auditor General with resolution recommendations.
- Provide contract management expertise for projects conducted or resources to external suppliers. Develop Requests for Proposals to engage external resources to conduct various audits.
- Recommend changes to the OAG work plan to respond to critical issues.
- Assist the Auditor General with risk management and control evaluation framework for CGS.
- Provide leadership and direction regarding CGS’s strategic direction and guiding principles to set a consistent framework for the delivery of quality services in the community.
- Develop and maintain a network of professional contacts in auditing; propose changes to OAG work methodologies to reflect best practices and state of the art concepts and techniques.
- Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. to: Citizen Service Centre, c/o The City of Greater Sudbury, P. O. Box 5000, Station "A", 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3, Facsimile number: (705) 673-7219 or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. Please reference the Employment Opportunity number (EO13-646) on your resume. For further instructions on how to apply for this position, click here.
The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.
Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.