University of Alberta

Director, Internal Audit Services and University Auditor

VP Finance & Administration

Competition No.  -    A114934066
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

As the Director, Internal Audit Services (IAS) and University Auditor, you will work with stakeholders from all levels of the University of Alberta (U of A) to develop solutions to achieve business objectives by providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services.  As a leader you will:

  • Be a strategic business professional with an overarching goal to bridge audit requirements with cultural understanding
  • Enhance the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes
  • Communicate effectively and provide independent and unbiased trusted advice 
  • Ensure action plans are aligned with clients’ objectives and are appropriately assessed to mitigate risk and take corrective actions in a timely manner
  • Provide reporting on IAS activities to clients, committees and stakeholders
  • Embrace challenge and ensure key priorities for IAS are set with a plan to deliver
  • Stay abreast of emerging internal audit trends and successful practices  and incorporate them into IAS service delivery
  • Lead and mentor a team of internal audit professionals

In return, you will receive:

  • Opportunities to make a difference at a leading university
  • Enrichment from building relationships with stakeholders
  • Engagement by continuously learning
  • An employer who supports career progression and personal growth

The Director reports functionally to the Board Audit Committee and administratively to the Vice President, Finance and Administration.  For more information on IAS, click here.

You must have:

  • A university degree in Accounting or related field and a related professional designation (CPA or equivalent audit related designations (CISA, CIA, CCSA)) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role
  • Membership in good standing with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of good governance, business and operational risk and control processes and procedures
  • Strong communication, presentation and interaction skills
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to think strategically to set priorities and navigate competing issues
  • Ability to manage change and innovation
  • Experience with fraud auditing (preferred)
  • Public or government sector experience would be an asset

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please submit your cover letter, CV and contact details to Along with a resume, all candidates are required to provide a cover letter stating their leadership philosophy and why they are interested in this role.

This competition will remain open until filled, but a review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

In accordance with the Management and Professional Staff (excluded) agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package and annual salary range that will commensurate with qualifications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.