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Audit Director

Treasury Board Secretariat
Ontario Internal Audit Division, Office of the Comptroller General
Oshawa, Toronto
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent, 2 Temporary - Temporary positions have a possibility for extension
Job Code:
XEXE2 - Executive 2
$130,930.00 - $178,580.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Are you interested in an impactful career leading a dynamic team of audit professionals and providing internal audit services to a portfolio of ministries, within the Ontario Public Service? If so, consider this exciting opportunity to join the Ontario Internal Audit Division (OIAD) as an Audit Director.

The OIAD's vision is to be a trusted advisor and leader in public sector internal auditing. Its mission is to provide independent and value-added internal audit services that support the delivery of excellence to Ontarians.

OIAD supports the organization to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

This competition will be used to fill three Audit Director roles within the Division:

• One permanent position for Health Audit Branch located at 5700 Yonge Street, Toronto
• One temporary position (12 months with possibility of extension) for Central Services Audit Branch located at 777 Bay Street, Toronto
• One temporary position (12 months with possibility of extension) for Resources Audit Branch located at 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto

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 behaviour, 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-centred 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. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized, and persons with disabilities. The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. A dedicated team of employment accommodation specialists are available to discuss individual accommodation needs and ensure the hiring process is inclusive and free from barriers. Contact them at if you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. All information discussed related to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy, the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint and the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, you will:

• Provide leadership and direction to internal audit managers and professionals accountable for OPS-wide and Ministry-specific audit services.
• Lead enterprise-wide and Ministry-specific internal audit strategies that provide value-added advice and recommendations to ensure significant risks are addressed and to make a positive impact on improving client business services.
• Leverage and monitor performance measures to evaluate audit performance.
• Establish goals and priorities which reflect ministry and government priorities.
• Recruit, develop and mentor top tier audit staff and managers.
• Partner with senior management within the division on strategic planning initiatives.
• Brief senior executives such as Deputy Ministers, Assistant Deputy Ministers and Chief Administrative Officers and provide advice, recommendations, and solutions related to audit strategies, plans, and issues.
• Provide leadership to support Sector Audit Committees, including reporting outcomes from assurance and advisory work.

How do I qualify?

Strategic Leadership

• You are a strategic change leader who can foster an inclusive and innovative workplace culture where new ideas are valued and team members are empowered to be their best.
• You have demonstrated the ability to manage high-profile and sensitive issues while maintaining independence and demonstrating strong political acuity, judgement, and tact.
• You have proven senior leadership experience in a fast-paced and complex environment to ensure work is performed in accordance with professional internal standards and practices.
• You are a transformational, innovative leader that can plan strategically and communicate a vision to your team.

Job Specific

• You have a wide breadth and depth of experience leading professional internal audits and have a track record of delivering results.
• You possess an excellent grasp of business and fraud risks.
• You have sound knowledge of risk management principles and methodologies for assessing internal control and business risk exposures to determine the need for appropriate audit coverage.
• You have in-depth knowledge of generally accepted internal audit standards, current and upcoming internal audit methodologies, technological tools, best practices.
• You have knowledge of accounting, budgeting, technology and human resource management.

Communication and Stakeholder Management

• You have demonstrated experience managing expectations and effectively communicating high profile issues and matters with senior leaders.
• You have experience briefing senior executives including providing advice, recommendations, and solutions.
• You are a strategic and influential speaker who has experience leading complex and contentious consultations with diverse clients, including senior leaders such as Deputy Ministers.
• You have demonstrated results working across divisions/departments, and external organizations to build critical relationships.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 5700 Yonge St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region or 33 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Posted on:
Monday, September 18, 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 Friday, October 6, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

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