Job Title: Performance Audit Trainee
Category: Performance Audit
Career Level: AP-0D
Job Type: Indeterminate
Closing Date: No closing date
Location: Ottawa—consideration to work remotely may be given
Security Clearance: Secret
Travel: Up to 15% of time (depending on assigned projects)
Number of Positions: Multiple positions
Salary Range: 61,620 to $70,210 (October 2020 rate)
Area of Selection: Open to persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad
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The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) was recently selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and here is why:
The OAG supports your personal needs outside the office and promotes a healthy, balanced lifestyle through flexible work arrangements and generous time-off policies.
We firmly believe in supporting your professional aspirations.
We offer incentives such as paid training, education grants, mentorship opportunities, and developmental assignments.
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Want to make a difference for Canadians?
The OAG ensures that Canada’s federal and territorial governments are accountable and productive. We conduct independent audits and studies that provide objective information, advice, and assurance to Parliament, territorial legislatures, boards of Crown corporations, government, and Canadians.
Our audit professionals are highly qualified and bring a rich mix of academic disciplines and experience to their work. They include economists, engineers, lawyers, management experts, information technology professionals, environmental specialists, accountants, historians, and sociologists.
Through its performance audits of federal and territorial departments and agencies, the OAG covers a broad range of issues and topics. Accordingly, the OAG welcomes candidates with various professional backgrounds, including engineering, economics, international affairs, accounting, legal, health, environment and sustainable development, public safety, human resources, social sciences, and more. If you meet the requirements of this job poster, and if you are curious, have an investigative mind, and are ready to learn, this job is for you! The OAG will train you as an auditor. We are offering you more than a job—we are offering you a career!
About this job
A performance audit is a type of audit unique to legislative audit offices. It is not taught at universities; therefore, we developed a 2-year Performance Audit Trainee Program. We designed this program to attract and develop high-calibre employees who will become strong performance audit professionals.
The program allows university postgraduates to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct performance audits, and it involves formal training, practical experience, and mentoring.
Your audit work will provide information to help legislators determine how well federal and territorial government policies and programs have been implemented. Most of your work experience will come from different audit assignments that consist of examining the management of practices, controls, and reporting systems of government departments, agencies, and Crown corporations.
You will be starting out your career in an organization that is recognized internationally as a leader in auditing government activities. You will work in an engaging environment and be given challenges on various assignments with opportunities for advancement.
This is your chance to make a difference by improving and influencing service delivery to Canadians!
Intent / Result of this process
This process is open to fill current and upcoming vacancies. An inventory of candidates will be established and used to staff various positions on the basis of the operational needs of the OAG.
Who can apply?
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
For your application to be considered, please provide the following information:
2-page-maximum curriculum vitae (CV)
2-page-maximum cover letter (or document) that includes specific examples demonstrating how you meet the essential qualifications (education and experience)
Attach your CV to the online application form in 1 of the following formats:
Rich Text Format (RTF)
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
To be appointed, you must meet the following essential qualifications. Please provide appropriate examples for each.
Graduate degree from a recognized university at the time of employment. We are looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds from a variety of disciplines.
A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation at the time of employment.
We are looking for various language profiles:
See the OAG Competency Model at the AP-0D (Audit Trainee) level for more detailed information.
Experience in performance audit or evaluation
Experience conducting quantitative and/or qualitative analysis
Competencies may be evaluated through a written exercise, structured interview, and reference check.
OAG Competency Model
Overview of Performance Audits
A written examination will be administered.
An interview will be conducted in person, via videoconference, or via teleconference, depending on the situation.
Candidates must provide references at the time of interview, including the name, title, telephone number, and email address of 2 supervisors (current or previous).
Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
Mobility within the Performance Audit Practice
Must be prepared to travel as required by the OAG, including to the North
The OAG is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their applications whether they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability, or a member of a visible minority group.
For candidates living outside the National Capital Region, we will determine relocation assistance in accordance with the OAG’s policies. Consideration to work remotely may also be given.
The OAG is committed to diversity and inclusion and the equitable participation of all Canadians. Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.
You must be prepared to provide the original or a certified true copy of your educational credentials or other certification.
Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency at the time of application. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at https://www.cicic.ca/2/home.canada.
The successful candidate must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment at the time of appointment and throughout the employment.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all contact information provided is accurate and updated as required.
The OAG reserves the right to retain a specific number of candidates who best meet the essential and asset qualifications of the position. A pool of candidates may be established and used to staff similar positions of various tenures at the OAG.
The OAG is a separate and distinct employer from the core federal public service.
Specific details and dates related to the candidate assessment phase of the process will be provided only to candidates who will be further considered.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Staffing team at email@example.com.