Senior Audit Advisor

A little about Capital Power

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is dedicated to powering a sustainable future for people and planet. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, we’re a growth oriented North American power producer that creates innovative electricity solutions to electrify the world reliably and affordably while protecting the planet for future generations. We’re passionate about our employees and place their entire wellbeing at the center of our people strategy.  We are proud to foster a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion; recognizing this is paramount to help grow our company and reach our net carbon neutral by 2045 goal. We’re proud to foster an inclusive environment where employees are empowered to be their best, make meaningful contributions and go home safe every day.  

Your Opportunity

One Permanent Full Time Position.

We are currently seeking a collaborative, curious and experienced individual to join our amazing Internal Audit team!

The Senior Audit Advisor is accountable for multiple complex internal audit engagements across all areas of the organization.  This includes our generation facilities, vendor management audits, the Canadian Sarbanes Oxley (CSOX) program, and other projects on the Audit Committee Approved Audit Plan. Working effectively with all levels of Management, the Senior Audit Advisor will present findings, ensuring the understanding of facts, the required actions, timeliness, accountability, and the ratings in all engagements.

You will contribute to our team by

  • Conducting engagement level risk assessment incorporating Senior and Executive Management input, research, Enterprise Risk Management assessments and business plan.

  • Ensuring engagement objectives and risk profiles align with the internal audit risk-based plan.

  • Ensuring the scope of work will meet the engagement objectives and risk assessment.

  • Developing audit programs for manager approval.

  • Adapting the risk assessment and audit program for changes or added information.

  • Developing project timelines to ensure alignment with internal audit annual plan and handling audit project to ensure deadlines and objectives and keeping the business aware of the deadlines.

  • Completing all areas of the audit program or managing others including customers to complete.

  • Assessing audit evidence to resolve if it meets audit objectives and accurately reflects testing performed.

  • Presenting audit results to all stakeholders in a professional and organized manner.

  • Identifying resources needed to address limitations for the engagement.

  • Providing recommended courses of action to Senior and Executive Management for the function, department or organization that solves an identified problem as part of the audit engagement.

  • Managing engagement to budget including co-source audit arrangements.

  • Reviewing management responses and following up with management to ensure remediation plans are implemented.

  • Providing business insights to the audit engagement planning.

  • Evaluating the evidence to identify root causes by effectively using root cause analysis techniques.

  • Collaborating with client to determine workable solutions to mitigate or eliminate issues noted during engagements.

  • Generating innovative solutions/ audit recommendations for all areas of Capital Power.

  • Discussing audit findings and their impacts professionally and confidently with various levels of the organization.

  • Assessing and maintaining a current understanding of the relevance of regulatory/legal requirements, economic factors, and industry knowledge on audit engagements.

  • Achieving desired results by nurturing and building effective partnerships.

  • Managing conflict by negotiating and resolving disagreements by identifying and overseeing the needs and expectations of stakeholders.

  • Collaborating with senior and executive management on more complex audit issues to develop recommendations.

  • Leading through influence, personal conviction, and sensitivity.

What you will bring to the role    


  • Post-Secondary Degree.

  • Education equivalency may be considered.

  • Professional Accounting Designation or a recognized Internal Audit designation such as the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

  • IT auditor certification is an asset.


  • 5+ years of progressive audit experience.

  • Working knowledge of the generation industry an asset.

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to apply internal auditing (Institute of Internal Auditors) and accounting standards, principles, and practices.

  • Knowledge of management principles and preferred business practices.

  • Knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts, and practices.

  • Knowledge of contemporary risk management and control techniques and control frameworks.

  • Knowledge of industry program policies, procedures, regulations, and laws.

  • Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud.

  • Skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products.

  • Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.

  • Skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to negotiate issues and resolving problems.

  • Computer skills that include word processing, spreadsheets, systems documentation, audit packages, and other business software to prepare work papers, reports, memos, summaries, and analyses.

  • Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skills in presenting findings and recommendations for improvement.

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid Office/Work from home position.

  • Travel may be required to other Capital Power locations and sites, including all generation facilities in Canada, United States, or elsewhere.

Additional Details

Clearance of Credit check is required for this position.

In order to be considered for this role you must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

The successful candidate for this position will undergo an education verification, reference checks and criminal record check.

We believe that creating a culture that supports employee physical, mental, financial, and social wellbeing is critical to our success. That is why we provide flexible and affordability employee benefits, retirement savings, and paid time off programs. We also provide comprehensive onboarding, training, and programs supporting your career development.

Depending on the posting requirements relocation assistance may be available.

How To Apply and Next Steps

Capital Power only accepts resumes via online application at If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered for vacancies.

Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to complete their application can request accessible formats, communication support, or other accessibility assistance by contacting

Capital Power is committed to providing a fair and transparent hiring process. We recognize and embrace the value of diversity and hire employees with the appropriate skills, experience and knowledge for each position.

Thank you for taking the time to apply and expressing interest in powering a sustainable future with Capital Power! We wish that we could personally respond to everyone who applies; however, it is our practice to contact only those individuals selected for interviews.

To apply on this position please go to and search for JR805395.