Internal Auditor

Please note that this position, is based out of a Home Office, Location.


Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, the Internal Auditor (Auditor) provides independent, objective assurance and advisory services to assist Athabasca University(AU)management and the Board of Governors in the effective discharge of their responsibilities. In support of the University’s overall mission, this critical role will assist the University to accomplish its goals and objectives through a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving risk management, control, and governance processes.


The Auditor performs compliance and operational audits in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

This position performs all aspects of the audit process, including planning, fieldwork, reporting and follow up as well as providing recommendations for improving accountability, performance, and efficiency of operations. The incumbent provides independent objective advice, assurance, and consultation designed to improve operations and internal controls.




The ideal candidate will have minimum 5 years of internal auditing experience with data analytics knowledge.


A combination of the following:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in business or a related field, and
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA), and
  • Professional auditing designation (CIA), and
  • Active member in good standing with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and have considerable working knowledge and experience with the IIA International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.


Experience with a public / government sector, ideally a post-secondary institution is preferred. Demonstrated ability to assess risks, evaluate controls and recommend strategies for successful implementation. Intermediate knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams and Outlook. Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary to promote governance and internal controls.


An additional professional audit designation (CISA, CGAP, etc.) is an asset.


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