Senior Internal Auditor

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
$ 99,139 - $ 132,180
12 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Public sector
Contract type
Full time

Req ID: 2020
Vacancy Type: Combination 
Number of Positions: 2  
Closing Date: 06/14/2019

One Permanent Full Time Position

One Contract Position up to One Year

Job Summary

Systematically evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance process in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter By-Law.  Provide appraisals, analyses, recommendations and advice on controls, procedures and systems, and objectively verify whether or not the systems and activities of the City meet expectations, standard codes of prudence and good business practices.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Foster collaboration and team work with management and audit staff that supports the mission of the Internal Audit Division as an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity by performing assigned audits/reviews in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter, accepted professional standards and Corporate Policy and Departmental Procedures
  • Prepare an audit plan for each assignment including  audit objectives, scope of audit, timeline, methodology  and audit approach
  • Develop appropriate control evaluation criteria (risk and controls matrix) through the application of knowledge of business systems and the inherent risk in the business operation
  • Conduct fieldwork and testing in accordance with the control evaluation criteria, ensuring quality and consistency with objectives and criteria established and sufficiency and appropriateness of evidence
  • Draft an action plan and audit report on approach, observations, conclusions and recommendations for improvements
  • Provide oral/written presentations to all levels of management and the Audit Committee on observations, conclusions and recommendations, in a manner that appropriately addresses the information needs of the intended recipients
  • Provide consulting services to management on issues related to risk assessment and control systems as required, including review of system developments, business processes and operations, and new or amended Corporate and departmental policies
  • Participate in Corporate risk assessment
  • Provide input to current and future audit work plans
  • Supervise and review work of audit assistants where assigned; and
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Skills and Qualifications


  • A recognized University degree and/or a professional accounting/auditing designation such as CPA, CA, CMA, CGA, CIA or CISA 
  • Minimum five (5) years practical experience in complex audit or business process analysis assignments including auditing or managing/reviewing system developments in the public sector is required
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered 
  • In depth knowledge of auditing principles, practice and standards 
  • Ability to work with all levels of the Corporation including staff, management, Leadership Team and Council
  • Ability to plan and carry out assignments with minimal supervision is essential 
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement and maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, presentation and communication (written and verbal) skills are required


  • Courage to confront difficult issues with the appropriate response and communicate appropriately and in a timely manner with all stakeholders in those issues
  • Clear and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively, persuasively and with appropriate conviction present views to the external auditors and the Leadership Team
  • Highly self-motivated individual who will provide leadership and guidance to staff
  • Strong analytical/quantitative skills
  • Intelligent, clear and logical thinker
  • Ability to thrive in an environment of change
  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity

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