Careers

Do you want to be part of a challenging and rewarding work community?

A career with the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia provides opportunities for growth and promotion, while offering a comprehensive salary and an excellent flexible benefit plan.

Located in beautiful downtown Victoria, our prestigious Office has been recognized nationally and internationally as a leader for excellence in promoting effective and accountable government. We offer diverse work, reasonable work/life balance and the opportunity to make a difference.

Practice your profession in our highly-valued independent legislative audit office. In return, we offer opportunities and training to enhance your career progression and improve your professional skills.

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IT Audit Analyst
Salary Range - Applied Leadership $65,000 to $70,000

We're searching for experienced and developing professionals to fill the role of IT Audit Analyst. Are you eager to apply your skills to examine how well government is managing their technology program areas? We offer a competitive compensation package, a flexible benefit plan and excellent on-going technical, professional, and personal development. At the same time, you will help to change things for the better for British Columbians.

As an IT Audit Analyst, you will be:

  • Analyzing audit team requests and determining methods to extract and process data
  • Consulting with auditors to determine the point of the data extract and the required content as well as the sampling methods, program calculations and report formats for CAAT output
  • Consulting with clients to determine client business rules, databases, applications, and system designs
  • Anticipating and planning for impact of client systems changes on data extraction

You will require a Diploma in Computer Science, Computer Programming or equivalent educational credentials, and show progressively responsible work experience in data analysis and programming. Experience using data dictionaries and entity relationships is required as is knowledge of the principles of database management. You must have the ability to use audit related software such as SQL, ACL, IDEA, and SMS, as well demonstrated ability to design, code, document and test programs.

Desired competencies include strong quantitative and qualitative analysis and research skills gained through either course work or job experience; ability to prepare documents and reports as necessary and review them to ensure accuracy, clarity and completeness; a strong results orientation; good interpersonal and communication skills; a focus on the success of the team rather than the individual; and a keen interest in accountability issues.

Please review the attached job profile carefully. It offers detailed information about how we can work together.

Promising candidates that don’t meet all the mandatory requirements may be considered for appointment at a lower level.

Please send a comprehensive cover letter along with your resume outlining your qualifications to humanresources@bcauditor.com.

We are accepting applications by email only until January 27, 2017. Do not use the PSA system to apply.

For more information, see www.bcauditor.com or contact Penny Limer plimer@bcauditor.com.
 

Director, Quality Assurance (Professional Practices)
Business Leadership

Salary Range: $95,000 to $98,000 per year (approx.)

We are looking for experience and leadership in Professional Practices.
You are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the quality of work produced by the Office.

The Office of the Auditor General is currently seeking two Directors, Professional Practices.  One will be responsible for the quality assurance of financial audits and the other for the quality assurance of performance audits. The positions each have their own job description and qualifications, so please read the posting carefully.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Professional Practices, the two Directors will work together to lead the development of policies, practices and training to support audit practices that efficiently meet professional standards. Quality is the foundation of all our work at the Office. Our Quality Assurance System supports a quality-oriented internal culture and the production of quality audits. As a professional organization, we are dedicated to challenging ourselves, meeting high standards, and having fun. We take pride in our work, and look to grow as individuals and as a team.

These positions will require strong core, leadership and technical competencies and strong communication skills.  Candidates will be able to develop and maintain effective professional rapport with senior members of the office, have a strong commitment to the ideals of an accountable and well-performing public sector, a track record of success in providing audit and assurance services and demonstrate strong core, leadership, and technical competencies, with emphasis on strategic thinking, change management, and interpersonal communication skills.

The Director responsible for the quality assurance supporting the Office’s Financial Audits must have:

  • A professional accounting designation; and,
  • five years of relevant post qualification audit experience conducting small, medium and large financial statement audits

This position will appeal to those with a strong knowledge of Canadian Auditing Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and Public Sector Accounting Standards.  

The Director responsible for supporting the Office’s Direct (Performance) Audits must have

  • At least five years successful experience leading complex direct (performance) audits in the public sector; and,
  • a strong knowledge of the new CSAE 3001 Standards.

Legislative auditors exercise significant professional judgment in carrying out audits, reporting findings and supporting the Auditor General’s opinions. A robust quality assurance system is critical to ensuring that we are managing risks relating to independence, objectivity, credibility, relevance, capacity and audit quality.

Please review the complete job descriptions for further details about the positions:

Please send a cover letter along with your resume outlining your qualifications to humanresources@bcauditor.com. Your email must indicate which of the positions you are applying for in the subject line.

We are accepting email applications until 4:30 p.m. on February 3, 2017.  Promising candidates that don’t quite meet all the mandatory requirements may be considered for appointment at a lower level.

For more information, contact Amanda Van Buskirk, HR Program Coordinator, at avanbuskirk@bcauditor.com

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