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ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITORS

Position: Senior Auditor – Environment
Employer: Office of the Auditor General of Ontario
Location: Toronto, Ontario
(Salary commensurate with experience)

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (Office) is recruiting highly motivated professionals interested in making a difference for the benefit of the members of the Legislative Assembly and the people of Ontario. You will be part of a team of professionals contributing to the Office’s mandate of promoting accountability and value for money in government and Broader Public Sector operations. The Office conducts value-for-money (VFM) audits of Ontario provincial government ministries, government organizations and the Broader Public Sector, including hospitals, long-term care homes, universities, and school boards. The Office is also responsible for attest audits of the financial statements of the province and of a wide variety of Crown agencies. The Office reports the results of its work to the Legislative Assembly and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

On April 1, 2019, the Office’s mandate was expanded to include reporting on the operation of the Environmental Bill of Rights, including reviews of any environmental matters our Office considers appropriate. The Senior Auditors will work within the Office’s Environment Team, which reports to the newly appointed Commissioner of the Environment, evaluating the effectiveness of Ontario programs to protect and conserve the environment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or conserve energy.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • identify, develop and prioritize significant issues in a diverse range of challenging and interesting VFM and compliance assignments related to environmental topics and programs; and
  • draft clear, concise audit findings for assigned components of VFM and compliance assignments.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting, Science, Environmental Studies/Sciences or related fields.
  • CPA designation and/or post-secondary education in any of the areas of political science, health, education, social services, environment, engineering, law or finance.
  • Preference may be given to those holding a Master’s degree in one of the above fields, as well as significant audit/program evaluation experience, and knowledge of CPA and auditing standards.
  • Ability to travel, mainly within Ontario.
  • Work experience in the public sector would be considered an asset.

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

  • Sound knowledge of audit principles, techniques and standards.
  • General understanding of the Ontario government environment and legislative processes and government policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge or experience in any environmental studies/science discipline.
  • Knowledge of CPA Canada standards and guidance related to Canadian Auditing Standards.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems, controls, and computer-assisted audit tools (CAATs).
  • Knowledge of audit management software.

Analytical, Judgement and Problem Solving Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills to assess multi-dimensional problems and program/audit/process improvement issues.
  • Proven judgment to independently identify audit issues, determine cause, analyze impact and make recommendations.
  • Strong organizational skills to co-ordinate work with other team members in order to complete work within an agreed upon time frame.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

  • Strong oral communication skills to communicate observations, recommendations and action plans with auditees.
  • Excellent written communication skills to ensure reports are clear and concise and can be easily understood by the auditee and the public.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work cooperatively in a team environment.

Note: Prior to an offer of employment, the top applicant(s) will be required to undergo a screening by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC).

Interested candidates, please submit a covering letter and resume (as one document), by email quoting competition number 1020 by December 09, 2019 to:

Cindy MacDonald
Director, Human Resources
Email: resumes5@auditor.on.ca

Address: 20 Dundas Street West, Suite 1530, Toronto, Ontario We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted. The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 26 2019    ID: 55256