City of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Position: Auditor

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52671616-01

Competition posting date: 2019.10.08

Competition closing date: 2019.10.25

Office of the Auditor General, Deputy Auditor General, Audit Div. Team 1
1 Full-time Continuous Position - 35 hours/week
Affiliation: MPE
Salary: $71,859.06 to $90,879.88 annually (2019 rates of pay)
Location: City Hall,110 Laurier Avenue West

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Administrative/Customer Service

Job Summary

The Auditor provides a broad range of services in the conduct of financial, value for money and compliance
audits of City of Ottawa operations, in order to provide City Council with independent information, advice and
assurance to help hold the City to account for its stewardship of public funds.

The incumbent completes assignments of smaller size and less complexity, working as part of a team and/or
independently. The incumbent develops findings and recommendations and provides advice in the
identification and implementation of improvements to strategic/operational planning, business processes,
organizational design, change management, performance measurement, quality assurance, risk
management, controllership and to related policies and procedures.

Education & Experience

Honour's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field.

Minimum of three (3) years of internal audit experience. Other relevant experience includes: program
evaluation, performance measurement monitoring, business process design or re-engineering, external audit
and/or management.

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Professional designation is highly desirable: accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA) or Certified Internal
Auditor (CIA) or Certified Management Consultant (CMC).NOTE: successful candidate must be capable of
obtaining one of the specified professional designations within two years from date of hire.

English oral, reading, writing required


Broad knowledge of the City's businesses, programs, policies and practices

Legislative environment including Municipal Act, Municipal Freedom of Information Act and other legislation

relevant to specific assignments

Generally accepted auditing standards, accounting principles, audit practices and methodologies

Risk management frameworks, principles, practices, standards, methodologies, and contemporary
advancements in the field

General management principles, trends and best practices

Knowledge of project management techniques

Computer literacy in MS Office Suite in a Windows environment

Competencies & Skills

Demonstrated ability audit all departments, environments and cultures

Demonstrated consultative and customer service skills to provide strategic advice, expertise and
communications to management to build and sustain positive client relationships and to work effectively and
collaboratively with all levels of staff

Ability to present sensitive findings to management in a non-confrontational manner

Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills - face-to-face, electronically and in writing

Ability to apply various audit, risk and consulting methodologies, analytical techniques and methods to
issues/problems, identify cause and effect relationships and develop practical solutions;

Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills to prepare audit reports, prepare issues analysis
and other required documents; and present findings

Ability to apply project management techniques

Ability to use word-processing, spreadsheet and database applications

Ability to use computer assisted audit techniques (ACL) to extract and analyze information stored

Ability to work at the conceptual and strategic level and incorporate these concepts into sound practical
analysis and solutions

Ability to demonstrate integrity, sound judgement, creativity and enthusiasm

Ability to contribute towards the development of consensus in a multi-disciplinary team setting

Ability to evaluate management control processes

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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.