IT Internal Audit Officer
Bank of Canada
Ottawa, ON
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The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.

About the position

The role of internal audit at the Bank of Canada is to support management and the Board of Directors in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating the effectiveness of the Bank’s risk management, control, and governance processes, and by promoting continuous improvement of these processes.

We have an immediate need for an experienced IT auditor or an IT professional who has an interest in becoming an internal auditor.

We encourage auditors with experience in financial, compliance, operational/ performance audits to also apply as this job poster as it could be used for staffing other positions within the Audit department.

Your future responsibilities

You will plan, execute and report on multiple concurrent audits by means of communicating your findings with your clients as well as preparing management letters to share your results in accordance with professional audit standards. You will be required to develop and maintain proactive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, anticipating your clients’ needs and risks to achieve their business objectives. You will use your strong business judgment and knowledge to identify causes and formulate recommendations to improve risk-management, control and governance processes.

You will strive to achieve the annual audit plan while critically thinking about improving existing processes to add value and increase audit effectiveness. You will also lead internal improvement initiatives including the identification of innovative auditing solutions as well as support the audit quality assurance program. We will look up to you to provide advice and guidance to more junior colleagues as well as provide quality assessment feedback on the analysis and documented audit evidence prepared by other team members.

Your education and experience

bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in information technology auditing and an internal auditing designation (CIA) or another recognized professional designation in accounting (e.g., CPA, CA, CMA, CGA), human resources (CHRP), finance (CFA), risk management (CRM), Information Technology (CISA, CGEIT) or security (CISSP)


experience in security, resilience, business continuity, risk management, or transformation and renewal of systems will be considered. For example, work experience as an IT professional in cybersecurity, automation and digitalization, change management and transformation, general IT controls such as access management, change protocols, data and network security, IT governance, expertise in data analytics including data extraction, or data processing.


an equivalent combination of education and experience

Your knowledge and skills

In-depth knowledge of auditing standards, and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Experience working with governance, risk management and control frameworks (e.g., COSO, COBIT, NIST, ISO).
Experience in researching and keeping up to date on industry trends, leading practices and issues
Experience in leading complex operational audits across various business lines or emerging areas.
Experience in applying a variety of audit practices and techniques and drawing on subject matter expertise in analyzing complex business environments, problems, processes and related systems.
Strong project-management skills including experience in setting priorities and monitoring project activities within a team setting or when working independently with minimal guidance
Effective written and communication skills with an ability to adapt messages to influence and build consensus with various audiences.


You have a solid understanding of all the Bank’s functions, its governance and administrative framework, as well as its risk-management and control practices.
You have experience using data analytics

Language requirement
English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.

What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $87,500 to $103,000 (job grade 17)
Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs
Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service

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Additional information

Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Security level required: Secret
There will be no relocation assistance provided

We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.