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Location: Edmonton

Full/Part-Time: Full-time

Scope: Open

Closing date: September 24, 2023

Classification: 8 Month Co-op Work Term - January to August 2024

You have always stood up and stood out. Confident, courageous and directed, you are passionate about people and issues that affect them.

With a calling to the accounting profession, you are not satisfied simply crunching the numbers. You embrace accountability for results, both for yourself and for others, especially institutions and individuals entrusted with serving the public.

You thrive in an environment that demands both creative and analytical thinking. You love Alberta, and you feel destined to do work that has an impact on the lives of Albertans today and into the future.

If you are currently enrolled in a cooperative program related to accounting and want to work your co-op term in a supportive environment that enriches your learning experience, respects your individuality and well-being, and where your work matters, your life path leads to one place.

The Office of the Auditor General of Alberta.


Under the guidance of a Senior Staff Auditor, Manager or Engagement Leader, you will apply Canadian Audit Standards (CAS) and audit methodology in a variety of financial statement and performance audits. You will demonstrate your ability to build relationships and obtain knowledge of the auditee’s business, including processing documentation, performing test of controls, and supporting year-end procedures.

As a Co-op Student, you will work in project-based teams where you will contribute to the planning, execution and reporting of your assigned audit projects, which focus on auditing the Government of Alberta’s financial statements. In this role, you will develop strong audit, project management, critical thinking and communication skills as you perform audits that vary in complexity. You will also develop your analytical aptitude for computer-assisted auditing techniques and gain exposure to data analytics in auditing. In addition to financial statement audits, you may also have the opportunity to work on performance audits, which audit the management control systems and processes that the government uses to deliver programs and services to Albertans. 

Support on your journey

As a member of our team, you will have a personal career mentor and coach at your side helping you learn and develop as a professional. As experience mentors, we understand the intense pressure students face in balancing their academic, work and personal lives, and we are committed to supporting you professionally and personally.

You will work side-by-side with fellow students, offering mutual support, fostering collaborative relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime.



  • Currently enrolled into an accounting co-op or equivalent post-secondary work experience degree program, working towards a bachelor’s degree in commerce or business administration and entrance into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP) upon graduation 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities


  • Previous accounting-related office experience


  • A competitive hourly wage will be offered to successful candidates


  • Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security clearance.
  • Out-of-town and overnight travel within Alberta is required for this position.
  • Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

How to apply

Please submit your resume, transcripts (unofficial version is acceptable), and cover letter below outlining why you want to work for the Office of the Auditor General and how you will contribute to the success of our organization.  

Please save your file as first and last name – position title and include your cover letter and resume as one file.  

We thank all candidates for their interest in our organization; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

The Office of the Auditor General is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion, and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit 

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