MNP Executive Search & Professional Recruitment
Winnipeg , MB
January 4, 2021
ABOUT THE TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT AND INTERNAL AUDIT DIVISION
Governments of all levels are challenged with increasing citizen expectations for what and how services are delivered, rising costs and limited tolerance for tax increases. Citizens want to receive the right services in the right ways at the right costs, getting value for invested tax dollars. The Government of Manitoba has been working for the past few years to undertake a rapid and comprehensive public sector transformation initiative, ensuring critical public services are delivered efficiently and cost effectively, are focused on outcomes transparently reported to citizens and, most importantly, can be sustained for decades to come. Strong financial controls and oversight are the single most important pillar in achieving sustainability and accountable government.
The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) provides financial and analytical support and strategic management advice to the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, a sub-committee of Cabinet, responsible for the overall fiscal management and reporting of the Manitoba government and the establishment of policies required for the effective management of public funds to meet government objectives. Treasury Board Secretariat is also responsible for the summary budgeting, public accounts, strategic initiatives, government-wide balanced scorecards and internal audit functions.
TBS is the centre of the public service transformation, providing leadership in the focus on outcomes and the journey to fiscal sustainability. Now sitting within Treasury Board Secretariat, the Internal Audit Division is made up of the Professional Practice Branch and the Operational Audits Branch. Their vision is to be a trusted advisor and partner providing value-added services for government accountability and continuous improvement. The Division provides independent and objective assurance and advisory services to Manitoba, the results of which may lead to significant government policy, program or financial changes.
This a great opportunity for you to apply your knowledge, skills and experience beyond traditional audits. You can be part of a diverse and engaged team that supports the vision to transform and move Manitoba forward. As Manitoba’s public sector continues to transform, by embracing challenges and placing innovation at the center of its work, the Internal Audit Division is transforming too. Our client is looking for strong team members wanting to make a difference and positively shape our future, and have a significant impact on governance, risk and control.
Our client is seeking strong leaders who are motivated and proactive in their approach, can apply superior critical thinking and proven analytical skills to complex issues and problems, and have an interest in directly influencing and contributing to transformation and improvement throughout all aspects of the operation of government.
ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL AUDITOR POSITION
Reporting to the Executive Director, Operational Audits, the Professional Auditor is responsible for planning, leading and conducting comprehensive audits, and data analytics in support of audits and financial investigations conducted by the Division, building expertise in an assigned portfolio while supporting the work of all Division portfolios. This position trains and coaches Governance, Risk and Control Analysts and assists the Executive Director, Operational Audits in ensuring delivery of quality client services for assigned portfolios/Departmental Ministry clusters.
The following is a summary of the key accountabilities:
- Assist the Executive Director, Operational Audits in ensuring delivery of quality client services for assigned portfolios/Departmental Ministry clusters
- Assist the Executive Director, Operational Audits in coordinating the work of the branch and act as a team lead within the branch, train new staff, and directly supervise other auditors
- Contribute to the development of the audit plan through participation in risk assessment and ongoing monitoring activities
- Support a team of professionals in developing and executing risk-based audit plans and programs, evaluating programs, governance, risk management and controls, and identifying areas for improvements
- Manage the most complex portfolios with high profile program and policy issues. The issues within these complex portfolios are significant and require extensive research and analytical experience, including interpreting and making sense of seemingly unrelated or disconnected information in an ambiguous and ever-changing environment
- Work within undefined structures, develop frameworks, including conceptualizing and solving unique and complex situations
- Develop, present and participate in discussions with senior officials, communicating confidential and sensitive audit findings, conclusions and recommendations and presenting complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
- Establish new ways of working, including data analytics and visualization
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS
The Internal Audit Division is at a unique point in its evolution and requires strong leadership and the ability to transform its culture and maintain a high-performance environment. Candidates for this position must bring a unique combination of knowledge, experience and critical competencies.
The ideal candidate will bring to this position a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CPA-CA, CPA-CGA, CPA-CMA) in good standing or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training complemented by diverse and progressively more responsible, senior level, post-Canadian CPA comprehensive internal audit experience. Candidates must have extensive experience as an operational audit leader with demonstrated success providing quality internal audit services in a complex, multi-faceted environment. The candidate will have successful experience applying Canadian professional auditing standards, control concepts, accounting principles and practices, and internal auditing standards.
Candidates will have a strong results orientation, superior organizational skills, excellent oral, written and presentation skills, and the adaptability and resilience to work in a complex, changing and fluid environment. He/ she must have the ability to quickly assimilate information, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities to successfully operate within a deadline-driven environment. The candidate will be a strategic, systems thinker and problem solver with exceptional judgement.
Experience in a public sector environment and extensive knowledge of public sector accounting standards and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation will be considered an asset.
Candidates who are motivated by innovation and change, who are high functioning team players, who like to challenge the status quo and are interested in gaining a whole-of-government perspective in their work will be invigorated by this opportunity.