Legislative Senior Staff Auditor


If you are a seasoned accounting professional looking to take your career to the next level and you are passionate about improving the performance of and confidence in the public service, then consider a Senior Staff Auditor role with the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta!

Our work will give you the opportunity to apply your education and grow your audit skills in the public sector. Under the guidance of an Audit Manager or Engagement Leader, you will apply Canadian Audit Standards (CAS) and audit methodology in a variety of financial statement and performance audits, while contributing to the development of audit plans, performing tests of controls and year-end procedures, assisting in file completion, and support in making recommendations to auditees.  

As a Senior Staff Auditor, you will work independently and in team environments, apply project management skills and exercise your strong critical thinking skills working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Your technical expertise, coupled with effective communication skills, will lead to your success as you to perform moderately complex audits, while building relationships and obtaining knowledge of the auditee’s business and providing coaching and mentorship to CPA students. In this role, you will largely work in project-based teams where you will contribute to the planning, execution and reporting of your assigned audit project, which focus on auditing the Government of Alberta’s financial statements. You will also develop your analytical aptitude for computer assisted auditing techniques and gain exposure to data analytics in auditing. In addition to financial statement audits, you may also have the opportunity to work on performance audits, which audit the management control systems and processes that the government uses to deliver programs and services to Albertans.



  • Related university degree
  • Canadian CPA designation
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive financial statement audit experience applying Canadian Auditing Standards (CAS)
  • Demonstrated abilities in documentation and evaluation of internal control environments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentations
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications


  • Previous audit experience in public accounting
  • Government operations experience at the municipal, provincial or federal level
  • Familiarity with Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards and IFRS
  • Previous experience with data analytics



  • Anticipated start date in March 2022
  • Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security clearance. 
  • Out-of-town and overnight travel within Alberta is required for this position.
  • Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.


Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining why you want to work for the Office of the Auditor General and how you will contribute to the success of our organization. Effective communication skills are essential for this role, and your cover letter and resume will be used to assess your written communication.

Online applications are preferred. If you are a qualified candidate, please email your cover letter and resume as one PDF file to employment@oag.ab.ca. Please subject your email as Application: first and last name – Legislative Auditor (i.e. Application: Jane Smith – Legislative Auditor).

We thank all candidates for their interest in our organization; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Office of the Auditor General is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

If you would like further information, please email us at employment@oag.ab.ca.