Financial Audit Professional

<p><strong>Selection Process Number: </strong>2018-AUD-G-EDM-EA-258</p> <p><strong>Position Title: </strong>Financial Audit Professional</p> <p><strong>Classification: </strong>AP-01 and AP-02</p> <p><strong>Salary: </strong>AP-01: $66,904 - $77,783 / AP-02: $78,863 - $94,158</p> <p><strong>Location(s): </strong>Edmonton</p> <p><strong>Type of Advertisement: </strong>Indeterminate</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Intent / Result of this process</strong>:</p> <p>The immediate need is to fill up to two (2) indeterminate Financial Audit Professional positions at the AP-01 or AP-02 level in Edmonton. Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent may be considered for deployment first. A pool of candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions of various tenures at the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) &ndash; Edmonton Office.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Area of selection</strong></p> <p><strong>Open to: </strong>Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.</p> <p><strong>Closing date:&nbsp;</strong>16&nbsp;March 2019</p> <p><strong><u>About the Office of the Auditor General:</u></strong></p> <p>The Office of the Auditor General audits federal government departments and agencies, most Crown Corporations, and many other federal organizations, and reports to Parliament. The Auditor General of Canada is also the auditor for the governments of Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, and reports directly to their legislative assemblies.</p> <p><strong><u>Information you must provide:</u></strong></p> <p>Candidates must submit&nbsp;a maximum 2 page CV and a maximum 2 page cover letter indicating how they meet the education and each of the experience requirements. It is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Candidates must clearly demonstrate how, when, and where the essential qualifications were met through substantiation by examples. All documents <u>must</u> be written in font Times New Roman in size 12 with one inch margins and submitted online. Failure of the candidate to provide the above information in the format required may result in their application being rejected from the process.</p> <p><strong><u>Essential Qualifications:</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Education: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor&#39;s degree from a recognized university and a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Designation.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Experience:&nbsp; </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <u>AP-01 positions only:</u></p> <ul> <li>Recent* experience** in external financial statement audit <p><u>AP-02 positions only:</u></p> </li> <li>Minimum 2 years post CPA (CA, CGA or CMA) designation, as at the date of appointment, working in external financial statement audit</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<u>Applies to both AP-01 and AP-02 positions:</u></p> <ul> <li>Recent * experience** in assessing, analyzing, or applying accounting or assurance standards</li> <li>Recent * experience** in assessing or applying controls</li> </ul> <p><strong>Asset (applicable to AP-01 and AP-02 positions):</strong></p> <ul> <li>Experience** working with IDEA or other data extraction or analysis software</li> <li>Experience** working in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS) accounting frameworks</li> <li>Experience** in assessing or applying controls in a highly-computerized environment</li> <li>Eligible for a Public Accounting Licence (PAL)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Important Note:</strong></p> <p>* Recent is defined as experience gained within the past five (5) years.</p> <p>** Experience in which the person&rsquo;s primary responsibilities include these duties and refers to the depth and breadth as well as the complexity of tasks that could be expected to have been obtained by carrying out these functions</p> <p><strong>Language Requirements: </strong>English essential</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The following competencies may be evaluated through a written exercise, structured interview and/or reference check verifications:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Integrity and respect</strong></p> <p>Exemplifies ethical practices, professionalism, and personal integrity; creates respectful and trusting work environments where sound advice is valued. Encourages the expression of diverse opinions and perspectives while fostering collegiality. Is self-aware and seeks out opportunities for personal growth.</p> <p><strong>Technical subject matter expertise</strong></p> <p>Applies business knowledge and skills, knowledge of applicable professional standards and tools, and knowledge of administrative practices, legislation, and policies to provide practical and accurate advice to stakeholders and to uphold the OAG&rsquo;s expert standing.</p> <p><strong>Personal effectiveness and project management skills</strong></p> <p>Independently establishes a course of action for themselves&mdash;and for others, at more senior levels&mdash;to accomplish projects and organizational objectives by prioritizing and allocating time and resources effectively.</p> <p><strong>Personal and people development skills</strong></p> <p>Engages with colleagues; builds mutual understanding of shared goals and the means by which they will be achieved; offers and asks for help; gives and receives constructive feedback; and actively coaches and develops others.</p> <p><strong>Strategic thinking, rigorous analysis, and sound judgement</strong></p> <p>Identifies and gathers relevant evidence, conducts appropriate analysis, and draws on broad knowledge and experience of the topic to form an independent, balanced, and sound opinion and/or decision.</p> <p><strong>Productive and collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders </strong></p> <p>Effectively establishes rapport and strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and OAG colleagues by being responsive and taking into account others&rsquo; perspectives and working styles.</p> <p><strong>Innovation and ability to guide change</strong></p> <p>Creates an environment that supports bold thinking, experimentation, and intelligent risk-taking. Uses setbacks as a valuable source of insight and learning. Takes change in stride, aligning and adjusting milestones and targets to maintain forward momentum.</p> <p><strong>Clear and influential communication</strong></p> <p>Expresses information and opinions, in writing and verbally, in a way that is compelling, persuasive and, appropriate to the audience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Operational Requirements:</u></strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required</p> <p><br /> <strong><u>Conditions of Employment:</u></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Reliability and Security: </strong>Secret</li> <li><strong>Travel: </strong> <ol> <li>Willingness and ability to travel within Canada on short notice</li> <li>Minimum 10 work weeks per year</li> </ol> </li> </ul> <p><strong><u>Organizational Needs:</u></strong></p> <p>The OAG is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are <a href="http://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/public-service-jobs/employment-equity-groups.html/oEmployment%20Equity%20Help">a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>OTHER INFORMATION: </strong></p> <p>Candidates must meet all of the essential requirements to be appointed to a position.</p> <p>Candidates must indicate the date they have obtained their CPA Designation.</p> <p>It is the candidate&#39;s responsibility to clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet the screening criteria (education and experience).</p> <p>A top-down screening approach may be undertaken at each step of the process. Applicants who meet the essential experience criteria may be ranked according to the depth and breadth of experience they possess. Only the top ranking candidates would be invited to the assessment phase of the process.</p> <p>The essential and asset qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.</p> <p>Asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.</p> <p>An interview may be administered. They may be conducted via videoconference or teleconference.</p> <p>A written examination may be administered.</p> <p>Reference checks may be sought.</p> <p>Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.</p> <p>You must be prepared to provide the original or a certified true copy of your educational credentials.</p> <p>Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at <a href="http://www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm">www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm</a>.</p> <p>The successful candidate must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment at the time of appointment and throughout their employment.</p> <p>Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the OAG&#39;s directives.</p> <p><strong>ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>You should also be prepared to attach your r&eacute;sum&eacute; into the online application form in one of the following formats:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>Microsoft Word</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rich Text Format (RTF)</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PDF</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>