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Alectra Utilities

Mississauga, ON, CANADA

Accounting and Finance

Alectra’s family of energy companies distributes electricity to nearly one million customers in 15 communities within an 1,800 square kilometer service area in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area, and provides innovative energy solutions to these and thousands more across the province. Our employees are allies in helping our customers discover the possibilities of energy conservation and new technologies for enhancing their quality of life.

The family of companies includes the holding company, Alectra Inc.(Mississauga, Ontario), the regulated electricity distribution company, Alectra Utilities Corporation (Hamilton, Ontario) and the non-regulated company, Alectra Energy Solutions Inc.(Vaughan, Ontario).

Position Purpose: 

The Auditor, Internal Audit is responsible to assist the Director, Internal Audit to obtain assurance that adequate controls are in place and operating effectively to manage the company from an operational, financial, compliance, reputation and strategic perspective.  This includes, but is not limited to, executing the annual audits and preparing draft audit reports for management review and finalization. 

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities: 

  • Co-ordinates and executes internal audits, reviews or special engagements including preparation of final audit reports and recommendations
  • Implements work plans as established by the Board and Internal Audit Charter
  • Provides technical expertise in the planning, design and implementation of projects and key initiatives
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities to enhance internal controls, processes and risk mitigation plans
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities to streamline or automate processes to continuously improve service delivery
  • Liaises with staff and management in other departments, and representatives of outside organizations to share information and improve processes
  • Prepares quarterly reports and presentations for senior management review
  • Ensures compliance to legislative, regulatory and Health & Safety policies, procedures and standards
  • Performs other duties as assignedExamines and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of the enterprise’s internal controls and the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities
  • Reviews the systems and programs established to ensure compliance with those policies, procedures, laws, regulations and contracts which could have a significant impact on operations
  • Reviews the means of safeguarding assets and verifies the existence of such assets
  • As required, assists external auditors with audits, reviews or special engagements


  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting
  • CMA/CGA/CA/CPA designation
  • Certified Internal Auditor designation an asset
  • Must hold and maintain a valid class “G” driver’s license
  • Must have the ability to work in multiple locations 


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an audit or risk management role
  • Experience in a senior accounting and financial capacityExperience in a unionized utility environment an asset

 Specialized Knowledge: 

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the CICA handbook, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and related auditing standards
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and industry best practices
  • Knowledge of the Ontario deregulated electricity market
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, including a high level of competence in Excel
  • Knowledge of IT systems and computerized audit techniques
  • Must hold and maintain a valid class “G” driver’s license


  • Solid problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to provide practical and/or innovative solutions to complex technical issues
  • Strong written and presentation skills, with the ability to explain technical information in an organized and concise way
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and execute multiple projects and initiatives within established timelines
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate and secure the support and confidence of senior management
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple duties
AUDITOR, INTERNAL AUDIT - 2 Positions, Alectra Utilities , Mississauga, ON, CANADA
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