Internal Audit Services
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Internal Audit Services is an independent, objective, assurance function, serving the Administration and the Board of Governors. Reporting to the Director of Internal Audit Services, the Internal Auditor advises members of the University on risk management, internal controls and governance by identifying and evaluating processes with potential exposure. The Internal Auditor will work to ensure risk is mitigated to an acceptable level by providing effective solutions in support of unit objectives, whether strategic or operational.
In accordance with high organizational, professional and ethical standards, lead internal audits, select the focus and customize procedures so intended objectives and outcomes are met
Support the University’s Strategic Risk Committee in the implementation of the strategic risk management framework, including advising leaders on how to identify and define risk, assess and effectively manage risk and monitor exposure.
Execute special engagements or investigations with a high degree of confidentiality and sensitivity
Build and maintain relationships that add value, such as influencing others to adopt recommendations, promoting concepts of risk and control improvement and addressing ethical business issues.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a University degree and a professional accounting or auditing designation combined with approximately five years’ audit experience (internal audit experience preferred). The incumbent will have strong knowledge of internal audit standards, methodologies, risk focussed auditing of financial and information systems and processes. The incumbent will have demonstrated successes in facilitating process improvement and design. The capacity to build effective working relationships and collaborate with individuals or groups and senior leaders is critical. The incumbent will have exceptional analytical abilities with the capacity to communicate clearly and effectively. The incumbent will act ethically with integrity and fairness to build and maintain trust and credibility.
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies https://www.dal.ca/dept/leaders.html, in particular:
Respect and Inclusion
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Apply online by 10 p.m. on May 8, 2017 to competition DPMG-17024 here:
Salary Range: $75,283 - $101,853 per annum (ADM-08) (This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months.)
This position is part of the Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG).