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Location: Edmonton

Full/Part-Time: Full time

Scope: Open

Closing date: Open until filled

Classification: Commensurate with experience

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.

Who We Are

We are an office of 150 people mandated by the Auditor General Act to examine and report publicly on the Government of Alberta’s management of the public resources entrusted to it. We report directly to the 87 Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and through them, we serve the more than four million people who call Alberta home.

What We Do

We are the auditors of the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Province of Alberta and most provincial agencies, boards, commissions, and regulated funds. We audit so that we can report on how well the government is managing its responsibilities and the province’s resources. We provide independent assurance to the people of Alberta that public money is properly accounted.

Working with us, you gain unparalleled experience working with provincial government departments, universities and colleges, healthcare services, financial institutions, and research and investment organizations.

Role 

If you are a seasoned accounting professional looking to take your career to the next level and you are passionate about improving the performance of and confidence in the public service, then consider being a Senior Staff Auditor with the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta.

Our work will give you the opportunity to apply your education and grow your audit skills in the public sector. Under the guidance of an Audit Manager or Engagement Leader, you will apply Canadian Audit Standards (CAS) and audit methodology in a variety of financial statement and performance audits, while contributing to the development of audit plans, performing tests of controls and year-end procedures, assisting in file completion, and support in making recommendations to auditees.

As a Senior Staff Auditor, you will work independently and in team environments, apply project management skills and exercise your strong critical thinking skills working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Your technical expertise, coupled with effective communication skills, will lead to your success as you to perform moderately complex audits, while building relationships and obtaining knowledge of the auditee’s business and providing coaching and mentorship to CPA students. In this role, you will largely work in project-based teams where you will contribute to the planning, execution and reporting of your assigned audit project, which focus on auditing the Government of Alberta’s financial statements. 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.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Related university degree
  • Canadian CPA designation
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive financial statement audit experience applying Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS)
  • Demonstrated abilities in documentation and evaluation of internal control environments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentations
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications

Assets:

  • Previous audit experience in public accounting
  • Government operations experience at the municipal, provincial or federal level
  • Familiarity with Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards and IFRS
  • Previous experience with data analytics

Candidates who do not have their CPA designation will be considered for an Intermediate Staff Auditor at the Auditor Level 2 classification.

Compensation package

Notes

  • 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 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 https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx 

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS). Applicants should include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

If you would like further information, please email us at employment@oag.ab.ca.

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