City of Toronto

Toronto
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Audit Analyst

Apr 21, 2017
Competitive
Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

Job Description

The Office of the Auditor General for Toronto is an award winning leader in Performance Audit in North America.  The Office offers a challenging, rewarding and collegial work environment that provides the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Torontonians, and the work of City Councillors and City administrators.

The Auditor General's Office supports City Council in holding itself and City administrators accountable for the stewardship of public funds and the achievement of value for money in their operations. It accomplishes this through value for money/performance audits, information technology and forensic audits, regulatory compliance and other types of audits.

An accountant or auditor that is newly designated or working towards completion of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and/or other relevant designation/ qualification will welcome this opportunity to join a dynamic team of professionals in executing a broad range of audits and special projects within the City of Toronto Auditor General's Office.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Auditor General's Office to provide assurance to City Council on the quality of stewardship over public funds to ensure the taxpayers' money is spent with due regards to economy and efficiency and that the City's assets are safeguarded from loss.
  • Assists the supervising Audit Manager and/or Senior Audit Manager with completion of research, benchmarking, and/or other audit procedures as part of planning, fieldwork, and reporting, taking into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
  • Performs assigned audit tests as set out within a defined audit program, obtaining guidance from the supervising Audit Manager and/or Senior Audit Manager as needed.
  • Performs/assists in the analysis of data, compilation and interpretation of results and validation of information.
  • Summarizes documents, reports, or other relevant records.
  • Prepares working papers in accordance with the Office's standards.
  • Keeps the supervising Audit Manager and/or Senior Audit Manager informed as the project progresses and pose questions in a timely manner.
  • Discusses issues with the supervising Audit Manager and/or Senior Audit Manager any matters encountered that may require modification to the audit program or adversely affect the outcome of the audit.
  • Attempts to identify audit findings when performing testing procedures, including making potential recommendations for policies/procedures regarding program specific requirements.
  • Assists the supervising Audit Manager and/or Senior Audit Manager in the follow up on any outstanding issues and completion of audit project documentation
  • Ensures that assignments are completed in a timely manner and in accordance with divisional policies and procedures.
  • Ensures effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance and continuous learning.
  • Maintains professional links with other audit groups and professional associations in order to keep current with developments in the audit field.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Working towards completion of the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and/or other relevant designation (such as CIA, CISA, CGAP, CFE); or a combination of an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (such as Accounting, Business Administration, or Public Administration) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Considerable experience with Data Analytics applications (such as ACL, IDEA, etc.) which assist in the collection and analysis of electronic data.  Scripting in ACL and knowledge of 'R' programming language is considered an asset.
  3. Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
  4. Good strategic thinking, research, problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with other staff and clients.
  7. Sound judgement and ability to handle matters of a confidential/sensitive nature.
  8. Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, and meet deadlines.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at application.accommodation3@toronto.ca, quoting the job ID #2269268 and the job classification title.