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.




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 performance 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 performance audits.

How do I qualify?


  • 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 email a covering letter and resume (as one document), to:


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.