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


Help Desk Analyst (Contract)

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario is recruiting a highly motivated professional interested in providing user support and customer service on company-supported computer applications and platforms. Troubleshoot problems and advise on the appropriate action. Responsible for first level problem determination, problem/incident recording, problem resolution and escalation for company related computer applications and platforms.


What can I expect to do in this role?

IT Help Desk:

  • Provide first level support and troubleshooting based on calls and tickets generated by internal staff.
  • Courteously obtain and convey concise problem information for external and internal service personnel.
  • Provide accurate and timely logging of problems and resolution for problems in the Jira problem management system.
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues.
  • Advise users on appropriate use of corporate systems/devices.
  • Daily changing of backup tapes at primary datacenter and ensure tapes are transferred securely off site, and received back into rotation when returned.
  • Ensure systems (Desktops, LAN, and Telephone) are operational including, but not limited to, maintenance, availability and security and provide users with system status in terms of down times, configuration and performance.
  • ransferred securely off site, and received back into rotation when returned.
  • Setup of new hardware (desktop, laptops, mobile devices, servers, etc.).
  • ransferred securely off site, and received back into rotation when returned.
  • Escalate issues as needed.

Training and Quality Improvement:

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of all corporate supported devices and systems.
  • Work with fellow department members and staff to improve computing support delivered to internal staff.
  • Perform coaching and training to internal staff as assigned.

Help Desk Documentation, Records and Procedures:

  • Review and update Help Desk documentation as needed.
  • Review and recommend modifications to procedures.

 

How do I qualify?

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

  • Post secondary education or equivalent combination of education and experience in an IT related field.
  • 1-3 years experience in a user support/help desk role.
  • Understanding of Windows Active Directory.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Exchange and related mail technologies (SMTP).
  • Solid knowledge of standard networking technologies (DNS, DHCP, etc.).
  • Solid knowledge of troubleshooting techniques.
  • Solid knowledge of all types of mobile devices (iOS, Android, Blackberry).
  • Understanding of backup technologies (Veeam).
  • Ability to provide ad hoc training as needed.
  • Previous experience with Windows desktop technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve successful outcomes in handling difficult situations and customers.
  • Shows initiative and acts independently to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and follow through on projects to completion.
  • Focus on Information Technology/Systems.
  • ITIL Foundations, A+, MCSA certification an asset.

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 email a covering letter and resume (as one document), quoting competition number 04/18, by April 27, 2018, to:

Cindy MacDonald
Director, Human Resources and Office Services
Email: resumes1@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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IT Auditor (Salary commensurate with experience)

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (Office) is recruiting highly motivated individuals to work in a team environment in supporting its mandate to promote accountability and value for money in government and the Broader Public Sector. The Office serves the Legislative Assembly and the citizens of Ontario by conducting value-for-money and financial audits and reviews, and reporting on them. In so doing, the Office helps the Legislative Assembly hold the government, its administrators and grant recipients accountable for how prudently they spend public funds, and for the value they obtain for the money spent on behalf of Ontario taxpayers.


What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • Perform risk assessments of IT environment, including general IT controls and automated application controls within information technology systems and underlying infrastructure.
  • Conduct audit research, technical interviews, write audit reports and provide regular updates to internal management and clients.
  • Identify, develop and prioritize significant information technology issues in a diverse range of challenging IT audits.
  • Assist with the IT components and computer assisted auditing techniques (CAATS) of other value-for-money audits.
  • Assist in drafting clear, concise audit findings for IT and value-for-money audits.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to value-for-money and attest (financial) audit teams.
  • Assist the IT Audit Supervisor and IT Audit Manager with planning and reporting activities.

How do I qualify?

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of related IT audit and Cyber Security experience, including using computer assisted auditing techniques (CAATs), auditing computer systems, databases and IT projects to identify risk exposures, assess controls and security.
  • Strong knowledge of audit principles, frameworks and standards such as Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST).
  • University degree in a computer-related field.
  • Willing to pursue professional qualification (CISA/CISSP).
  • Strong knowledge of Information Systems and technologies at various layers.
  • Proficient with reading Information Security policies, procedures and standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Flexibility for travel within Ontario.

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 email a covering letter and resume (as one document), quoting competition number 01/18, by April 27, 2018, to:

Cindy MacDonald
Director, Human Resources and Office Services
Email: resumes10@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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VFM Auditors (Chartered Professional Accountants)

The Office of the Auditor General of Ontario (Office) is recruiting highly motivated 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 provincial government ministries, government 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:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or a related field.
  • A Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation, or an expectation to obtain a CPA designation within the next year.
  • Preference may be given to those with significant audit experience at a CPA firm, and knowledge of PSAB standards.
  • Ability to travel, mainly within Ontario.
  • Work experience in the public sector would be considered an asset.

Knowledge and Technical Skills:

  • General understanding of government and legislative processes.
  • Applied experience in program evaluation, process improvement, or audit methodology would be considered an asset.
  • Subject matter expertise in any of health, education, social services, environment, engineering, law or finance would be 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 email a covering letter and resume (as one document), quoting competition number 9/17, to:

Cindy MacDonald
Director, Human Resources and Office Services
Email: resumes3@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)

Please note: We are not currently hiring for this position. However, interested applicants are still encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume, which will be kept on file for future openings for this position.

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 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:

  • 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 and Office Services
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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