Attest Senior Auditor
The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (OAGO) is recruiting a highly motivated accounting professional interested in supporting its mandate to promote accountability and value-for-money in government and broader public sector operations. The Office is responsible for attest audits of the financial statements of the Province and of a wide variety of crown agencies such as the LCBO, Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation, Ontario Clean Water Agency, Ontario Health and the Ontario Securities Commission. The Office also conducts value-for-money (VFM) audits of virtually all aspects of the Ontario government and the Broader Public Sector and reports to Ontario’s Legislative Assembly.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In-charge all aspects of attest audits and participate in the planning, examination and reporting phases of larger attest audits. This includes drafting clear, concise audit findings for management letters.
You may also participate in VFM audits and special projects in accordance with professional standards and various legislation. This includes drafting clear, concise audit findings for assigned components of value-for-money audits.
How do I qualify?
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
Minimum of three years recent experience conducting attest audits under Canadian GAAP (preference given to candidates with PSAS, PSAS-NFP and IFRS) and GAAS (including CAS).
Ability to travel.
Knowledge and Technical Skills:
Sound knowledge of standards and guidance related to GAAP (with a focus on PSAS, PSAS-NFP and IFRS) and GAAS.
General understanding of the Ontario government environment and legislative processes and government policies and procedures.
Working knowledge of computer systems, IT controls and CAATS.
Knowledge of audit management software.
Analytical, Judgement and Problem Solving Skills:
Excellent analytical skills to assess multi-dimensional audit issues.
Organizational skills to coordinate work with other team members, promote effective audit processes, and meet tight deadlines.
Professional judgment to conduct audits, identify issues and determine their underlying cause/impact, and develop sound conclusions and recommendations.
Communication and Relationship Management Skills:
Strong interpersonal skills to work cooperatively in a team environment.
Strong oral communication skills to discuss accounting issues and communicate observations and recommendations.
Excellent written communication skills to ensure working papers and reports are clear, concise, fully supported and easily understood.
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 1011 by September 13, 2019 to:
Director, Human Resources and Office Services
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.
Job Type: Full-time
- English (Required)
- French (Preferred)