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Advisor, Audit, University Audit Services, VP (Finance and Services)

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Job ID: 14040

Updated: November 10, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

University Audit Services is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Advisor, Audit.

This position reports to the Audit Lead and assists the Audit Lead to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control activities, and governance processes at the University of Calgary. This requires working with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Executive Leadership Team, Senior Leadership Team, University Management, External Consultants or Office of the Auditor General). 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Leadership

  • Develop and maintain strong positive working relationships with management and staff to lead audit activities and resolution of audit issues;
  • Lead or perform periodic follow-up reviews to evaluate the adequacy of management’s corrective action
  • Lead and implement change to further the mandate and support continuous improvement and appropriately escalate emerging issues to the Audit Lead
  • Plan, develop, manage, conduct and report on internal audit assurance and consulting activities. For each audit project the Auditor defines the scope, assesses risks, develops the audit plan, conducts fieldwork, develops appropriate recommendations, prepares and presents reports and consults to gain acceptance and implementation of audit recommendations
  • Ensure that audits are conducted in accordance with professional standards
  • Report to the appropriate level of management the significant issues identified during the course of the audits; where appropriate provide recommendations for improvements; and obtain management action plans to address these issues
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining documented policies and procedures for conducting internal audit activities
  • Evaluate and assess the impact on internal controls of significant merging/consolidating functions and new or changing services, processes, operations, and control processes coincident with their development, implementation, and/or expansion

Audit and Consulting Activities

  • Work with Audit Lead to plan, develop, conduct and report on assurance audits and consulting activities ensuring assurance audits are conducted in accordance with IIA professional standards
  • Report to the appropriate level of management the significant issues identified during the course of the audits; where appropriate provide recommendations for improvements; and obtain management action plans to address these issues
  • Conduct periodic follow-up reviews to evaluate the adequacy of management’s corrective action
  • Perform consulting services to assist management in meeting its objectives. Examples may include Six Sigma projects, Value for Money projects, review of processes and controls, assistance in development of policies and procedures, facilitation and internal control awareness training
  • Develop and maintain strong positive working relationships with management and staff to facilitate the conduct of audit activities and resolution of audit issues
  • Assist in the investigation of significant suspected fraudulent activities within the University
  • Participate in establishing and maintaining documented policies and procedures for conducting internal audit activities
  • Travel to domestic and international locations to perform audit or consulting servicesMay perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years business experience with over 5 years progressively responsible audit experience in public accounting or internal audit
  • A combination of the following:
    • Graduate or undergraduate degree
    • Professional accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA) or MBA
    • Professional audit designation (CIA, CISA, or CGAP)
    • Lean Six Sigma or related process improvement training (e.g. Green Belt Certified); o COSO or COBIT Training
    • IT Management Framework experience (ISO 27001/2 or ITIL)
  • Must be able to demonstrate the following:

    • Strategic and progressive approach to provide value-added audit services across the organization
    • Solid understanding of risk and control principles, coupled with experience in audit techniques, including identification of key risks, evaluation of internal controls, process mapping, process improvement, root cause analysis, sampling, testing of controls and detailed substantive tests
    • Ability to establish priorities and plan, manage, conduct and deliver effective audits
    • Ability to gain an understanding of complex areas in a relatively short period of time to collect, analyze and organize information, establish facts and make pragmatic, value-added recommendations
    • Strong collaboration, negotiation, and teamwork skills to obtain acceptance by management of audit objectives, control criteria/standards and audit recommendations
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to present audit results and recommendations to all levels of management and staff as well as prepare clear, well-writtenb audit reports
  • Experience in the use of computer assisted audit techniques such as analytical audit software (ACL)
  • Understanding of information technology, system based controls and PeopleSoft would be considered an asset, however if the position requires more specialized knowledge in IT auditing then expert knowledge of information technology processes and controls including ERP (PeopleSoft) application controls will be required

Deadline: October 13, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

 

Additional Information

This position is classified in the Professional Career Band, Level 3 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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