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Chief Internal Auditor

Treasury Board Secretariat
Ontario Internal Audit Division
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
XEXE3 - Executive 3
$164,910.00 - $224,940.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
The Office of the Comptroller General (OCG), Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS), provides value to Ministries across the Ontario Public Service (OPS) through the delivery of service excellence in the areas of risk management, controllership and internal auditing. OCG acts as a centre for excellence in these areas, providing leadership on policy and direction, as well as on building capacity, capability and community.

OCG seeks a seasoned executive for the position of Chief Internal Auditor/Assistant Deputy Minister (CIA/ADM) within the Ontario Internal Audit Division (OIAD). The CIA/ADM provides leadership and expertise in assessing governance, risk management, control frameworks, monitoring and reporting across the OPS. The CIA/ADM has accountability for providing enterprise-wide leadership for the delivery of independent and objective internal audit services in conformance with audit standards.

An effective leader in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is responsible, innovative and collaborative. A responsible leader is someone who demonstrates authenticity, accountability and courage in how they interact with others. An individual who models ethical behavior, and who is honest and capable of making difficult choices. An innovative leader is someone who leads with common purpose, embraces positive disruption, and has a future mindset. An individual who inspires others, values continuous learning and encourages development and integration. A collaborative leader focuses on helping others to grow, drives people-centered outcomes and promotes an environment of inclusivity. A leader who consistently works to confront bias and systemic barriers while understanding the importance of creating a more diverse and accessible workplace.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions. To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals and persons with disabilities.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.

The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's  Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Comptroller General and Associate Deputy Minister, with functional accountabilities to the Ontario Internal Audit Committee, the CIA/ADM provides executive leadership and strategic direction:

• to plan, develop, and deliver on the OPS-wide, risk-based internal audit plan, as well as to ensure effective reporting to audit committees and OPS senior management;

• to lead and motivate a high-performing team of results-oriented internal audit professionals, fostering a diverse, inclusive, accessible and engaged workplace;

• to lead forensic investigation and fraud risk mitigation services across the OPS; and

• to promotes the OIAD vision as a professional internal audit service that is an objective advisor to government, focused on compliance, and is instrumental in providing valuable, responsive and innovative services to support government priorities.

How do I qualify?

Executive Leadership and Relationship Management

• You can lead with a common purpose and proactively build strategic and collaborative partnerships across the OPS.
• You are experienced in engaging with stakeholders, clients, partners, executive management and audit committees (including appointed external chairs/members) to execute the internal audit plan;
• You have a proven track record of leading value-added and impactful internal audit teams, including identifying opportunities to find efficiencies, and to improve outcomes, accountability, and oversight of government spending;
• You can work collaboratively with the Comptroller General/Associate Deputy Minister, Chief Risk Officer/Assistant Deputy Minister and the Provincial Controller/Assistant Deputy Minister to support the delivery of OCG's strategic mandate and business plan.

Internal Audit and Risk Management

Excellent knowledge and demonstrated effectiveness will be required in the areas of:

• Large complex organizational and internal auditing governance structures, governance, internal audit standards, and risk structures and processes, concepts, use of data analytics, and principles;
• Fraud risk management and forensic investigative services and professional practices. Enhanced efforts to support proactive and preventative measures across the OPS;
• Government-decision making processes with the relevant public sector, private sector or combined;
• Multi-year and annual strategic, operational, and financial planning and the overall business strategy of the TBS to provide leadership in the development of an efficient and effective internal audit service; and
• Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), International Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the IIA Code of Ethics. Knowledge of accounting principles, policies, procedures and practices. Note: knowledge commonly obtained through successful pursuit of a professional accounting designation (e.g. Chartered Professional Accountant / CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation;
• Current audit methodologies and supporting technology to provide strong leadership in the provision of an effective internal audit service.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Posted on:
Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • The OPS uses multiple methods to assess candidates for executive positions; these may include resume screening, interviews, assignments, psychometric assessments, simulations and reference checks.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 16, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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