Employment Opportunities

Senior Internal Auditor - 1 Year contract

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Working for the Salvation Army has many benefits


For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has had the privilege of serving vulnerable people in communities across Canada. Last year, we helped over 1.8 million people. The Salvation Army not only provides the necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter, but our programs address needs such as language barriers, loneliness, unemployment and family challenges. Our services continually adapt to meet emerging needs.

Senior Internal Auditor – 1 Year contract

  • Unit: The Salvation Army – Internal Audit Department
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Date Posted: Sep, 28
  • Category: Territorial Headquarters
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Closing Date: October 12, 2017
  • Salary: $70,000 – $76,120
  • Competition #: 17-077
  • Apply
    Interested Applicants must respond in writing to:
  • Employee Relations, Fax: (416) 422-6352, Email: thq_careers@can.salvationarmy.org

We thank and acknowledge all applicants and will pro-actively contact those selected for interviews.

Company Overview

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Role Overview

The Senior Internal auditor is responsible for the day-to-day conduct and completion of the audit and the audit report. Work involves leading or conducting performance, financial, and compliance audit projects; providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff; providing key input to development of the annual audit plan; and providing training and coaching to internal audit staff. All organizational and professional ethical standards are maintained. The position requires travel within Canada and Bermuda.

Main Responsibilities

• Conducting the entrance conference at the beginning of each audit.
• Assigning audit guide sections or program steps to be performed by the staff member(s) assigned.
• Providing or assisting in providing training, coaching, and guidance to internal audit staff in conducting audits and on other audit-related issues.
• Monitoring the day-to-day progress on work assigned (stopping unwarranted work and assigning follow-up work when necessary).
• Reviewing audit workpapers prepared by the staff member(s) assigned to ensure satisfactory completion and initialing to evidence the review.
• Upon workpapers review, preparing to do lists, or counseling the staff member(s) assigned as to additional testing, editing, further documentation judged necessary, or how unnecessary work can be eliminated in the future.
• Evaluating the efforts of the staff member(s) assigned, complimenting good work performed, and critiquing work needing improvement.
• Providing personnel evaluations as required/requested.
• Communicating audit findings to senior local management throughout the audit.
• Assembling the draft audit report, seeing that all points have a disposition, and determining those findings to be included in the report or those to be handled as minor findings.
• Keeping the audit director/ assistant director informed regarding the status of audits in progress and contacting the audit director/ assistant director regarding targeted audit completion and scheduling of the formal audit closing meeting.
• Presenting and communicating audit findings at the audit closing meeting and coaching local management with respect to responses, as required.
• Maintaining appropriate working relationships with all ministry unit, DHQ and THQ staff.
• Making recommendations on ways to improve the audit work process.
• Pursuing professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and sharing information gained with co-workers.
• Performing other work as assigned by audit management.
• Skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices.
• In-depth knowledge of the Standards and Code of Ethics.
• Working knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts, and practices.
• In-depth knowledge of contemporary risk management and control techniques and control frameworks.
• Familiarity with industry program policies, procedures, regulations, and laws.
• Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud.
• Advanced skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.
• Advanced skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
• Advanced skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems.
• Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, systems documentation, and other business software to prepare workpapers, reports, memos, summaries, and analyses.
• Superior skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations for improvement.
• Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff, and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
• Bilingual in French is an excellent asset.
• The candidate must have a current and valid G driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree with a focus in Finance or Accounting from an accredited program
• 7 years+ full-time experience in internal auditing, external auditing, operations, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation.
• Possess a professional accounting designation (e.g., Canadian CPA)
• Pursuing or attained a professional auditing designation (e.g., CFE, CIA, or CISA).
• Bilingual in French is an excellent asset.
• The candidate must have a current and valid G driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
• Candidate must be flexible and willing to travel up to 40% within Canada and Bermuda

Please include the competition # 17-077 in the subject line of your email.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.
If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.