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Job Title:  Senior Auditor


Ottawa or Toronto, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  15138
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 15138 
Business Function: Audit 
Primary City: Ottawa or Toronto 
Number of Vacancies 2 
Job Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 13/01/2019

Job Description

The Senior Internal Auditor conducts and supervises audit engagement activities and applies a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Senior Internal Auditor.


  • Plans and executes assurance and advisory engagements across Canada Post’s operations in accordance with the standards set out by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and departmental procedures.


  • Develops audit objectives, scopes, audit programs, and audit tests in collaboration with Internal Audit management and other staff.


  • Evaluates the effectiveness of internal controls using appropriate audit techniques (including analysis of complex information, data or situations), develops recommendations, and follows up to ensure that issues are resolved.


  • Establishes and maintains effective client relationships with Management with a focus on adding value.


  • Works with external and specialist consultants in the performance of audit engagements. Reviews the analysis and audit evidence prepared by other team members for quality, and provides advice and guidance accordingly. 

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Debriefs organizational and Internal Audit management on audit results.  Works in collaboration with Internal Audit management to draft audit reports. Follows up on management action plans to ensure that issues are resolved.


  • Meets established timelines and communicates any issues relating to timelines or budget requirements to manager. Maintains constant communication with manager ensuring that expectations and challenges are addressed.


  • Promotes the use of innovative and continuous improvement techniques within audits.


  • Remains current and increases knowledge in the areas of auditing, business, company products and company information through self-study, continuing education efforts, and internal networking.


  • Provides expertise in one or more of the following areas: Management Practices; Finance; Information Technology (IT); Fraud Detection and Prevention; Postal Operations, Logistics, Transportation; Risk Management/Control Self-Assessment; Governance.



  • Completed university degree, preferably in a related field.



  • 3 to 5 years of internal audit experience, including all aspects of audit methodology and audit reporting.
  • 2 or more years’ experience supervising and reviewing the work of auditors.


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation, OR eligibility and willingness to attain it, passing all required exams within the first year of assuming the position.
  • A professional designation such as a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, or CGA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is an asset.
  • Strong understanding of internal audit methodologies and process / engagement-level risk assessment.
  • A high degree of professional skepticism, natural curiosity, and a keen eye for detail.
  • Sound organizational, analytical, judgement and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem solving.
  • Solid information and data analysis skills. Experience performing data analytics and visualization using ACL and/or Tableau is an asset.
  • Good project management skills and ability to balance competing demands and expectations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English is required; fluency in French is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Excellent team building and leadership skills and experience.
  • Proficient computer skills and competent with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Willingness to work non-standard hours and travel on rare occasions.
  • One or more years of experience in a unionized environment an asset.


Other Information

Relocation assistance may be provided to candidates who reside outside the geographical area.



Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Our Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 


Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.

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