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


VFM Professionals (Accounting and Non-Accounting Professionals)

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (Office) is recruiting highly motivated accounting and non-accounting professionals interested in making a difference for the benefit of the members of the legislative assembly and the people of Ontario. You will be part of a team of professionals contributing to the Office’s mandate of promoting accountability and value for money in government and broader public sector operations. The Office conducts value-for-money (VFM) audits of Ontario government ministries, organizations and the broader public sector, including hospitals, long-term care homes, universities and school boards. The Office reports the results of its work to the Legislative Assembly and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.


What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • As part of a team of professionals, conduct value-for-money audits in an exceptionally diverse range of challenging and interesting assignments;
  • Identify, develop and prioritize significant audit issues; and
  • Contribute to and participate in the drafting of value-for-money audit reports.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory:

  • CPA designation and/or post-secondary education in any of the areas of political science, health, education, social services, environment, engineering, law or finance.
  • Preference may be given to those holding a masters degree in one of the above fields and as well as significant audit experience, and knowledge of CPA and PSAB standards.
  • Ability to travel, mainly within Ontario.
  • Work experience in the public sector would be considered an asset.

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

  • Subject matter expertise in any of political science, health, education, social services, environment, engineering, law or finance.
  • General understanding of government and legislative processes.
  • Applied experience in program evaluation, process improvement, or audit methodology would be considered an asset.

Analytical, Judgment and Problem Solving Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills to assess multi-dimensional problems and program/audit/process improvement issues.
  • Proven judgment to independently identify audit issues, determine cause, analyze impact and make recommendations.
  • Strong organizational skills to co-ordinate work with other team members in order to complete work within an agreed upon time frame.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

  • Strong oral communication skills to conduct audits and communicate observations and recommendations.
  • Strong written communication skills to ensure evidence documentation and value-for-money reports are clear and concise.
  • 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 quoting competition number 6/17 by April 27, 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.

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Audit Researchers

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (Office) is recruiting highly motivated 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:

  • Research and analyze qualitative and statistical information from multiple sources and methods to support the selection of value-for-money audits.
  • Summarize results of research with supporting documentation in a well-organized and well-written manner for use by audit team members.
  • Assist in the annual and ongoing process of identifying and planning for suitable audit entities for consideration for future audits.
  • In consultation with the Audit Director or Assistant Auditor General, identify suitable independent external advisors for value-for-money audits and liaise with them throughout the audit.
  • Provide expert advice to audit team members on research related matters, to contribute to the production of a high quality value-for-money audit report and to be actively involved in all aspects of the audits where necessary.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy or a related field.
  • Two to three years of demonstrated experience in research analysis, excellent oral and written communication skills including report writing, proven organization and analytical skills, and ability to work both individually and in a team environment.

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques and principles, including surveys, questionnaires, sourcing data from the internet (including the Ontario Legislature website, Hansard, etc.), libraries, and associations, sampling techniques and interviews.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the public sector and research sources, as well as the ability to obtain a thorough understanding of the practices, regulations and funding process of all aspects of Ministries and other organizations.
  • Understanding of the Auditor General Act and the Office’s role, mission and mandate.
  • Understanding of the Ontario government environment and legislative processes, including good working knowledge of general government legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Well-developed oral and written communications skills and strong interpersonal skills.

Analytical, Judgment and Problem Solving Skills:

  • Ability to work independently under general supervision of Audit Director or Assistant Auditor General.
  • Good judgment in understanding of audit needs, refining research focus, defining research issues, determining what information is required, selecting appropriate research methodology and strategy, and conducting appropriate analysis and evaluating the significance of research and findings for audit consideration.
  • Takes charge of and accepts responsibility for own work when required by Audit Director or Assistant Auditor General.
  • Keeps superiors appropriately informed at all times and ensures research is conducted in a timely manner.
  • Exercises good judgment, discretion, tact and diplomacy in working with other government offices and external contacts.
  • Ability to work concurrently on multiple assignments and meet deadlines.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills:

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to manage a team of accounting professionals through all phases of audits and foster a co-operative team environment and staff development.
  • Strong oral communication skills to build professional relationships, discuss audit plans, resolve accounting issues and communicate observations and recommendations.
  • Excellent written communication skills to ensure reports are clear, concise, fully supported and easily understood by auditees and the public.

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 5/17 by April 21, 2017 to:

Cindy MacDonald
Director, Human Resources
Email: resumes5@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.

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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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, Judgment 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.

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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