Regional Municipality of Peel

Senior Internal Auditor

3 days ago
System ID
# Positions
Position Type and Status
Regular Full-time
Job Industry
Audit, Business and Professional Services, Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Post End Date
10/27/2017 11:59 PM

About Us

The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


Job Description

Senior Internal Auditor

Corporate Services - Internal Audit  


Are you creative, innovative and client focused with the ability to respond and adapt to the changing needs of a business and users?


We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who promotes collaboration, teamwork and meeting client and business objectives.  


The role……………..


The Senior Internal Auditor systematically evaluates and helps improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the governance, risk management and internal control processes of the Region of Peel by independently managing to completion complex risk-based operational, compliance and financial assurance and consulting projects in accordance with professional standards.




Audit Project Management

  • Conduct a risk assessment of the program or area being audited by evaluating and rating the likelihood and impact of each business risk identified
  • Develop the audit objectives and scope and detailed testing plan for evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls in the area being reviewed
  • Conduct audit testing through interviewing, observing process execution, reviewing documentation, conducting data analytics and assessing compliance with policies and legislation
  • Document audit testing in accordance with professional standards and the auditing processes outlined in the division’s internal audit manual
  • Coordinate and oversee the audit testing performed by audit project team members

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Analyze the design of the internal controls developed by managed to evaluate if the controls will mitigate the related risks
  • Observe and verify that the internal controls are functioning effectively to mitigate risk and support the achievement of outcomes
  • Identify internal control weaknesses, in design and implementation, and opportunities for improvements to process efficiency
  • Participate as a subject matter expert in committees for strategic transformation and operational process improvement projects across the organization providing advice and suggestions related to governance, risk management and internal control considerations

Communication with Stakeholders

  • Lead project kick off meetings for audit projects with clients including program area directors and managers
  • Write audit detailed observations and lead presentations and discussion of audit observations with program area directors and managers
  • Write the audit reports for senior management and the Audit and Risk Committee of Regional Council
  • Develop and deliver formal presentations about the audit objectives and audit observations to the Audit and Risk Committee of Regional Council

Professional Standards Oversight

  • Conduct reviews of the audit files of Senior Internal Auditors and Internal Auditors to ensure the audits are conducted in accordance with professional standards and the file documentation is adequate
  • Provide guidance and direction to audit project team members on the conducting of audit testing and file documentation

Other Audit Services

  • Twice annually, conduct follow up with management, directors and managers, about the status of outstanding management action plans and where applicable verify implementation of the management action plans
  • Lead the annual corporate wide risk assessment and audit work plan development. Including, developing risk assessment questions, assigning work to audit team members, analyzing risk assessment results, proposing future audit projects based on the analysis results and writing annual work plan report for the Audit and Risk Committee of Regional Council
  • As requested, lead or assist in conducting investigations into fraud allegations. Including, conducting interviews, analyzing data, reviewing evidence, and writing summary reports for senior management
  • Lead or participate in the promotion of governance, risk management and internal controls education and outreach activities, such as fraud awareness day and lunch and learn sessions



  • Post-secondary degree in a related field (business, computer science, engineering, etc.) 
  • Professional designation as a Certified Internal Auditor or current enrolment in the process to become a Certified Internal Auditor
  • Professional accounting, engineering, project management, process improvement designation or other post bachelor degree professional designation or certification
  • Professional designation as a Certified Government Auditing Professional or as a Certified Fraud Examiner considered an asset
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the execution of broad scope operational and performance internal audits and consulting projects, preferably in a municipal and government setting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of auditing principles, practices and professional standards
  • Comprehensive knowledge of risk management and internal control frameworks
  • Ability to effectively communicate with senior management on complex and sensitive issues
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and inquiry skills
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and independently 
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and make formal presentations to senior management and elected officials


Work Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

Hours of work: 35 hours /week- Monday through Friday, 8:30 am -4:30 pm


If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online ny October 27, 2017


Additional Information

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address for this posted position will receive all written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address they have provided on their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence..


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