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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Executive Director, Financial Audits
(Please note: this recruitment is being managed by WMC. To learn more about this opportunity please see their website)

The Office of the Auditor General (the OAG) serves the Legislative Assembly and the people of British Columbia by providing independent assessments and advice that enhance government accountability and performance. The work of the Office of the Auditor General spans all government ministries, as well as Crown corporations and other agencies. Reports resulting from assurance engagements are presented to the Legislative Assembly and are available for public scrutiny.

The Executive Director, Financial Audit implements the office’s business goals under the direction of an Assistant Auditor General and contributes significantly to the Office’s strategic corporate agenda. The Executive Director is directly involved with assisting the Auditor General to fulfill the requirements of the Auditor General Act. The position is responsible for managing resources and meeting program deliverables within budget and time allotments.

You will be involved in:

  • Directing the planning, management and completion of several concurrent audits.
  • Ensuring financial audit activities comply with the office framework of policies and procedures reflecting best professional practices and quality assurance standards.
  • Presenting findings and recommendations before the Public Accounts Committee of the Legislature, audit committees or governing boards of provincial public sector entities, and senior management within ministries and public sector entities.
  • Contributing to office-wide and portfolio strategic planning.
  • Providing input into office-wide policy development.

For the recruitment process, we want seasoned accountants who possess a CPA designation combined with at least 5 years of relevant post qualification audit experience. Ideally the experience is in leading financial statement assurance engagements where interpretation and application of the Canadian Auditing Standards and accounting principles (under IFRS and PSAB financial reporting frameworks) are imperative. We are seeking professionals with a reputation for dealing with complex problems, for building effective relationships across a wide range of stakeholders, and known for maintaining high quality standards. Public sector methodology and related software (e.g., Caseware, CPEM, etc.) would be preferred as well as experience developing, delivering, and coordinating technical training sessions.

If you are at a stage in your career where you are ready to expand your audit expertise within a highly technical role and are excited at the prospect of living in Victoria, then please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence. For more information, please contact Kataneh Sherkat or Don Sherritt of WMC at (604)443-3727 or visit the WMC website.

NOTE: Please DO NOT submit your application through this careers page. Applications will ONLY be accepted through the WMC website

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Financial Auditor
Band 2 – (Under Review) Full-time
Salary Range: $62,000 to $86,000 + Flexible Benefits (valued at approx. 25%)

We’re searching for qualified CPA’s with financial audit experience who want work that makes a difference to the people of British Columbia. If you have received your designation since 2015 you must have completed the Assurance Module.

A professional financial auditing career with the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia provides opportunities for growth, offers a comprehensive salary, great benefits, and an excellent pension plan. We are seeking several new staff members, some for immediate appointment and some for later in the year. 

Please review the attached job description carefully. It offers detailed information about how we can work together to put an end to your search – and ours.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume clearly outlining their qualifications, as well as a completed questionnaire, to humanresources@bcauditor.com.

Please note that we are not soliciting student resumes at this time. Our current search is for experienced financial auditors only. If you have submitted a resume within the past six months, there is no need to reapply.

We are accepting email applications on an ongoing basis until December 29, 2017.

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

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