Applying for a Position

The Office of the Auditor General is always on the lookout for exceptional talent. We look for people with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, sound professional judgement and a Canadian professional accounting designation or students nearing completion of the practical experience requirements of a professional accounting designation. If we do not have a vacancy at the time you apply, your resume will be kept on file for three months. As vacancies occur, the resumes on file are reviewed and considered for possible interview. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly.

From time to time, we also advertise and post available positions. Visit our Job Opportunities listing below for current job advertisements or postings.

 


 

Job Opportunities


Payroll and Benefits Administrator

The Payroll and Benefits Administrator is responsible for assisting in multiple financial activities relating to company bi-weekly payroll functions, benefits and pension administration. This includes timely and accurate reporting of payroll data for the company employees. Integrity and strong attention to detail are crucial for this role.


What can I expect to do in this role?

Payroll Administration:

  • Accurately and efficiently administer the bi-weekly payroll for all company employees through ADP WorkForceNow, while also ensuring compliance with governmental requirements.
  • Process payroll adjustment and deductions and changes in compensation.
  • Ensure all salaries are paid in a timely fashion to all company employees.
  • Prepare adhoc, monthly, quarterly and annual reports including reports for year end cycle and year end processing, relating to payroll.
  • Provide superior customer service to all employees regarding all payroll inquiries, researching and troubleshooting all related issues.
  • Maintain detailed records and documentation of payroll transactions for audit purposes, in accordance with statutory requirements and company policies and procedures.
  • Prepare monthly remittances and cheque requests for garnishments, WSIB, EHT, etc.
  • Prepare and maintain financial estimates of vacation and severances in accordance with company’s policies, as well as HR approvals, to ensure precise payroll records are maintained.
  • Maintain business controls, audit trails for all payroll transactions and company payroll files with strict confidentiality.
  • Prepare supporting schedules and inputs data into ADP for the year-end T4 processing.
  • Review and verify the master file and pay data entries, YTD totals, and file amendments.
  • Assist the Accounts Payable/Finance Clerk with Expense Reports and other responsibilities such as reviewing cell phone billing in accordance with internal policies.

Group Benefits Administration:

  • Ensure employee benefit enrolments are accurately processed to enable correct deductions and are processed through payroll in compliance with internal policy.
  • Work with our HR Advisor to ensure co-ordination of benefit payments while employees are on Long-Term Disability.
  • Review monthly benefit invoices for accuracy in billing and reconcile benefit deductions to benefit coverage type (carrier reports).
  • Prepare monthly remittances and cheque requests for group insurance payments.
  • Handle all financial inquiries regarding benefits.

Pension Administration:

  • Collaborate with the Human Resources Department to ensure all pension documents are provided to HR.
  • Prepare monthly remittances and cheque requisitions for pension plans.
  • Assist employees with pension inquiries/forecasts relating to financial matters.

General Duties:

  • Assist other members of the services team as and when required.
  • Stand-in for service team members during absences and vacation.
  • Work with external auditors as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge:

  • College or University education in accounting and completed their Canadian Payroll Association (PCP or CPM) Certification or equivalent education in a related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years payroll experience for salaried and hourly employees.
  • Strong knowledge of ADP payroll systems (WorkForceNow).
  • Strong knowledge of independant payroll practices, meticulous attention to detail and self-motivated.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office software, particularly Excel and comfortable working with Access.
  • Able to anticipate important timing needs, understand the urgency of requests and manage expectations.
  • Strong payroll accounting skills mainly in G/L reconciliation processes.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong work ethic with high level of accountability/responsibility and a proactive approach.
  • Excellent customer service skills with superior organizational skills.

Who do I report to?

Work under the direction of the Manager of Financial Accounting, and in compliance with relevant Acts, such as the Auditor General Act, the Public Service Act, the Pension Benefits Act and the Employment Standards Act.

Note: Prior to an offer of employment, the top applicant(s) will be required to undergo a screening by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC).

Interested candidates, please submit a covering letter and resume (as one document), by email quoting competition number 3/17 by February 18, 2017 to:

Cindy MacDonald
Director, Human Resources
Email: resumes6@auditor.on.ca

Address: 20 Dundas Street West, Suite 1530, Toronto, Ontario

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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Auditor (Trainee Program)

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (Office) is recruiting highly motivated accounting professionals interested in supporting its mandate to promote accountability and value-for-money in government and Broader Public Sector operations. The Office is responsible for attest audits of the financial statements of the province and of a wide variety of Crown Agencies such as the LCBO, Ontario Securities Commission and the Ontario Financing Authority. The Office also conducts value-for-money (VFM) audits of virtually all aspects of the Ontario government’s operations and reports to Ontario’s Legislative Assembly.


What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • identify, develop and prioritize significant issues in an exceptionally diverse range of challenging and interesting VFM, attest and compliance assignments; and
  • draft clear, concise audit findings for management letters in attest audits or assigned components of value-for-money audits.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • Must meet the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) requirements for admission (including educational requirements) or have completed the UFE/CFE and seeking to complete their practical experience.
  • Ability to travel.

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

  • Sound knowledge of audit principles, techniques and standards.
  • General understanding of the Ontario government environment and legislative processes and government policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of CPA Canada standards and guidance (including PSAS) related to GAAP and Canadian Auditing Standards.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems, controls, and CAATS would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of audit management software would be a benefit.

Analytical, Judgement and Problem Solving Skills:

  • Analytical skills to assess multi-dimensional problems and audit issues.
  • Organizational skills to co-ordinate work with other team members in order to complete work within an agreed upon time frame.
  • Ability to use judgment when identifying issues, determining their cause, analyzing their impact and making recommendations.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

  • Strong oral communication skills to communicate observations, recommendations and action plans with auditees.
  • Excellent written communication skills to ensure reports are clear and concise and can be easily understood by the auditee and the public.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work co-operatively in a team environment.

Note: Prior to an offer of employment, the top applicant(s) will be required to undergo a screening by the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC).

Interested candidates, please submit a covering letter and resume (as one document), by email to:

Cindy MacDonald
Director, Human Resources
Email: resumes4@auditor.on.ca

Address: 20 Dundas Street West, Suite 1530, Toronto, Ontario

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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