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BC Public Service

BAND 2 - Financial Auditor

Full Time
2 days ago
66,900 to 94,600 per year
Posting Title

BAND 2 - Financial Auditor

Position Classification

Band 2




Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA

Salary Range

$66,900.01 - $94,600.06 per annum

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Office of the Auditor General

Ministry Branch / Division

Financial Audit and Related Services

Job Summary

FINANCIAL AUDITOR - Office of the Auditor General of B.C.

Classification: Band 2

Do you want to be part of a challenging and rewarding work community?

The Office of the Auditor General of B.C. is an independent office of the Legislature that contributes to excellence in effective and accountable government. We offer excellent work-life balance with standard 35-hour work weeks (overtime required during busy season), 20 vacation days to start, excellent benefits, remote and telework options, earned days off and flexible working hours.

Interested in growing your career? We offer a professional development fund to support your educational pursuits and reimburse annual professional dues. Other benefits offered to our employees include:

- Paid-time off for medical appointments, paid family illness days

- Paid short-term and long-term sick leave

- Life insurance

- Public service pension

- Confidential employee and family assistance program

Our office promotes trust, cooperation, and teamwork in a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment. We support each other, celebrate our successes, and encourage a healthy work-life balance for everyone. Our staff events are socially, physically, emotionally, and nutritionally focused - and fun!

Our downtown Victoria location supports collaboration and includes a gym, indoor bike storage, and decks with views of the beautiful Inner Harbour.

About the Role

Reporting to a manager or director, the auditor will work as part of a team on medium sized and large financial statement audits and may also participate in performance and financial management audits as required. The results of these audits provide the public and members of the legislative assembly with assurance and accountability information about how well government finances and programs are being administered.

This position works as part of a team or independently, receiving assignments from the manager or director, and ensuring that assigned audits are conducted in accordance with Canadian Auditing Standards.

Auditors will interact with all levels of staff of auditees, primarily in financial management, but also with program managers of ministries, Crown corporations and agencies, universities, colleges, school districts, health authorities, community service authorities, hospital societies, and trusts. The auditor will meet with senior auditee financial and program staff to review the findings of the audit work and gain acceptance of the recommendations and suggestions. The auditor may also participate in presentation of findings within the office to groups and individuals within government (management, audit committees, committees of the legislative assembly) and outside government (interest groups). The auditor will also have some contact with private sector auditors and legislative audit offices for research and education.

In addition to audit responsibilities, auditors contribute to their group on a broader level by demonstrating growth in the office's foundation, leadership, and technical competencies. As well, work will involve coordination with other groups within the office.

  • planning, conducting and reporting on medium to large size government financial statement audits in accordance with the office and professional standards;
  • plans for financial statement audit engagements, including: drafting engagement letters; preparing planning memos and supporting documentation including systems reviews and assessments; conducting risk analyses;
  • co-ordinates with manager/director in accordance with office's standards;
  • develops audit programs to accomplish approved audit plan;
  • documents and evaluates the overall control environment;
  • directs or completes audit fieldwork;
  • advises audit management of findings that require adjustment to the audit plan;
  • obtains analyses and appraises audit evidence as a basis for an informed, independent and objective opinion concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls within the audit scope;
  • documents audit conclusions relevant to audit objectives;
  • summarizes audit findings and preliminary recommendation for review with the manager or director for clarification of facts;
  • ensures that all audit findings, exceptions and proposed adjustments in working papers are adequately documented;
  • prepares reports on audit findings for client management and/or legislative committees;
  • performs follow-up audit procedures to appraise the adequacy of the corrective action taken to improve deficient conditions;
  • advises manager and/or director of recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of client/auditee operations or controls;
  • remains current with the developments in the accounting and auditing profession, including maintaining a current knowledge of Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS);
  • assists the manager or director with administration which includes strategic planning and participation on office- wide committees; and
  • oversees and monitors the work of junior team members. They may be responsible for direct supervision of one or more staff.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) and eligibility for membership in good standing in the appropriate professional association or an international accounting designation equivalent to the specified accounting designations.
    • Applicants who have attained their CPA designation after 2015 must demonstrate the successful completion of the assurance module.
  • Related experience conducting financial statement audits, including responsibility for managing, planning, conducting, and reporting audit/assessment activities.
    • Preference may be given to those with recent audit experience.
    • Recent is defined as within the last three years.
  • Preference may be given to those with a working knowledge and experience with ITGC standards.
  • Preference may be given to those with a working knowledge and experience and audit software tool such as CaseWare, IDEA or ACL.
  • Preference may be given to those with a working knowledge and experience with PSAS or IFRS standards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Current and thorough knowledge of CAS and GAAP.

  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the B.C. public service, which may include a criminal record check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act check, and/or enhanced screening checks as required.
  • At the Office of the Auditor General, the health and safety of our people is a high priority. As such, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required of all staff. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements. Our policy is aligned with the COVID-19 vaccination policy for B.C. public service employees.
  • Applicants must be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments, and corporate structures.
  • Applicants must be willing to travel within the province to conduct field work and work additional hours as required during peak periods.

Please see the attached job profile for a full description of the accountabilities and required qualifications.

To be considered for this role candidates must submit a resume, cover letter and qualifications matrix to . Failure to provide all the requested documents will result in your application being unsuccessful. Applications will be accepted up until Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 11:59pm PST.

For more information, please contact .

Job Category

Banking, Finance and Insurance