IT Auditor
CPA Firm North York
North York, ON

Auditor / Staff Accountant

Chartered Professional Accountants – North York, ON

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a part of a growing Accounting firm located at Yonge and Sheppard in North York. In this fast-paced environment, you will get an opportunity to master various areas of our profession. This position requires deep audit skillset for technology, operations and financial statement audits.

Responsibilities and Duties

Performance expectations

IT Audit

  • Execute audits that primarily deal with technology in the areas of IT infrastructure, processes, applications, operations, security and emerging technologies
  • Audit assurance, governance and control frameworks such as COBIT, NIST and ISO, Service Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting standards (e.g. CSAE 3416, SOC2) and apply IT risk and control concepts
  • Ability to prepare risk and controls matrix, perform risks and internal controls assessment by identifying areas of non-compliance; perform walkthroughs and document clearly document the processes and controls; identify process weaknesses and operational issues; perform test procedures and assist in completion of the report
  • Provide advisory services to clients on issues related to IT risk assessment, controls and governance

Accounting services

  • Be able to prepare financial statement packages by collecting information and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statements, cash flows, budgets and other relevant reports
  • Responsible for bookkeeping and accounting including payroll for multiple small and medium sized clients

Financial Audit and Reviews

  • Assist in performing financial statement audits and reviews
  • Knowledge of planning steps for assurance engagement i.e. understanding organization objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives; preparing audit programs.
  • Strong knowledge of execution of audit program steps; testing account balances, financial statements and related items; examining and analyzing documentation; risks and internal controls; evaluating manual and automated controls; identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues; verification of assets and liabilities by comparing and analyzing related documentation
  • Ability to write comprehensive and easy to follow audit work papers and memos, mapping them with underlying audit tests and findings
  • Ability to wrap up files independently - prepare final financial statements along with notes as required by the accounting standards; ensure compliance with Canadian Auditing Standards
  • Ability to wrap up the audit or review files with limited supervision

Internal Audit at outsourced / co-sourced locations

  • Represent the firm as a Internal audit specialist at our clients
  • Provide guidance and training to the client staff in execution of internal audit based on audit committee approved plans
  • Execute internal audit from planning to wrap up with limited supervision
  • Ability to prepare dashboard and assist in preparing high quality reports for management and audit committees


  • Depending on client needs you may be asked to work on other advisory or tax related engagements
  • The above job description is indicative of firm's expectation from this role however this may be changed at the discretion of the firm due to client priorities or during firm's busy periods.
  • Various day to day office administrative functions as needed

Qualifications and Skills

Requirements and Experience

Qualification -

  • CPA or working towards obtaining Canadian CPA
  • An undergraduate degree in business, accounting, and/or related financial education background, computer science and/or information systems, is an asset
  • The preferred candidate may also have one or more of the following designations: CISA, CIA, CISSP or CISM

Must have skills -

  • Have experience of an audit with a local Canadian CA firm - have done audit work and preparation working papers for audited Financial Statements
  • Protect organization's reputation by keeping information confidential.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Accounting Standards such as ASPE, Not for Profit etc.
  • Knowledge / Experience in the use of Caseware and Caseview
  • Experience with bookkeeping software (QuickBooks / Simply Accounting)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word / Excel / Access)
  • Project management - Able to multitask and finish work in tight deadlines and communicates task progress and findings by providing information in status meetings; highlighting unresolved issues
  • Good English writing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willing and able to learn and work independently with minimal supervision
  • At least 3-year experience in an accounting, bookkeeping and audit in Canada
  • Willing to work additional hours and weekends to meet client needs

Good to have skills-

  • Knowledge of Controls audits / IT audits and experience with SOX or SOC reports
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing relevant designations and completing the required examinations; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Preference will be given to applicants residing in North York / Toronto

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time


  • Audit firm work: 2 years (Required)
  • IT Audit: 3 years (Required)


  • North York, ON (Required)