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City Vancouver
Title Senior Internal Auditor/IT Specialist
Posting Status Closed
Department Internal Audit
Affiliation Management & Exempt
Open Date 3/17/2014
Closing Date 3/28/2014
Job Status Full Time Regular
Position Overview Working in accordance with the organization’s strategic vision, core values and leadership competencies, reporting to the Director, Internal Audit, this position is responsible to provide professional internal audit expertise in the planning, execution and reporting of Internal Audit projects.
Responsibilities Provide professional internal auditing expertise in the planning, execution and reporting of Internal Audit projects within budget and deadlines; identify and evaluate the organization’s risk areas and provide key input to the development of the Annual Audit Plan; review and report on the status of action plans to implement improvements, and ensure requirements for internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls are met.

Conduct Operational audits and Process Review projects; assist with Information Technology audits and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) risk reviews, Mandatory Reliability Standards reviews, and associated control documentation. Assist with external audits and quarterly reviews to ensure external auditors receive correct data and proper interpretations of processes and policies.

Consult and collaborate with others in the provision of internal audit services; conduct interviews to gather, review, and analyse information for compliance with established policies, procedures, accounting standards and regulations of external agencies such as the Canada Revenue Agency and the British Columbia Utilities Commission. Document audit findings, develop solutions and recommendations for improvements to enable operational efficiencies; conduct oral presentations of final results and recommendations to management.

Represent Internal Audit on organizational project teams, at management meetings and with external organizations.

Provide or assist in providing training, coaching and guidance to Internal Audit staff in conducting audits and other audit-related issues.

Keep current with developments in auditing methodology, governance and compliance issues including best practice methods and common industry issues.

Advise on policy development and on controls and business management issues as required.

Requirements Education and Experience:

Professional Accountant designation (CMA, CGA, CA) plus 5 to 7 years recent, related experience in a large organization or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver’s License.

Role Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of large ERP systems such as SAP.
Considerable knowledge of and skill in applying auditing practices, procedures and principles.
Knowledge of financial and operational risks.
Considerable skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
Skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems.

Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) in Canada and USGAAP.
Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products.
Knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management practices.
Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations.
Knowledge of the COSO framework for the review of financial reporting, operational efficiency and compliance, as well as the CoBit framework for I.T. General Controls.

Strong business acumen and interpersonal skills.
Analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate compliance with established corporate policies and procedures including corporate governance, code of conduct standards, and business ethics policies.
Demonstrated ability to develop creative approaches and solutions necessary to solve complex problems.
Demonstrated ability to interact with and present information to senior management level personnel and encourage acceptance of corrective actions.