Job Posting 75588

Audit Advisory Services Specialist
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 11 days ago (Fri, 15 Oct)
full time  •  To be discussed



Reporting to the Senior Manager, Audit Advisory Services, the Audit Advisory Services Specialist assesses the financial review processes of BC Housing’s largest and most complex housing providers to ensure effective non-profit financial oversight. He/she/they assists housing providers in building their capacity to meet the Commission’s financial reporting requirements by developing shared sites, tools and templates. The incumbent will access confidential information to conduct internal audits, perform quality assurance engagements, and evaluate housing provider and staff compliance with the Commission’s policies and procedures. The position remains objective when assessing audit outcomes, and presents recommendations to enhance programs, standards and processes.

CANDIDATE PROFILE: The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in business administration or other relevant discipline.
  • Sound experience in auditing or advisory in a large complex business environment.
  • Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the Employer.
  • Criminal Record Check is required.


  • Sound knowledge of budgeting, financial, accounting and auditing functions, and reporting systems, processes and
    controls, specifically within government and the not-for-profit environment, with the ability to assess the financial
    performance of Non-Profit service providers.
  • Sound knowledge of auditing standards to be able to deal with external audit reporting issues and interact with senior
    external audit personnel from external audit firms as needed.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of financial statements, including the notes to financial statements, supplementary
    schedules, management letters and other memos related to audits.
  • Working knowledge of the context and the challenges in which housing providers operate
  • Ability to modify BC Housing’s reporting requirements to obtain the necessary assurance needed on their financial
  • Ability to learn and understand BC Housing’s mandate, programs, operating requirements, strategic objectives, and sociopolitical
  • Ability to implement strategies to improve the business performance and internal controls of the organization by being
    sensitive and cognizant of varying risk areas for its diverse business operations.
  • Ability to ensure audit processes and reporting meet corporate auditing standards.
  • Ability to review financial statements and identify areas requiring clarification and following up on management action plans.
  • Ability to manage sensitive financial information and take appropriate steps to ensure any matters identified are
    appropriately addressed.
  • Ability to analyse complex financial matters, assess financial performance, and develop and present courses of action to
    improve results.
  • Ability to establish a high level of rapport with government, housing partners and other stakeholders to accomplish
  • Ability to work objectively with various internal and external parties to resolve financial non-compliance issues.
  • Ability to utilize judgment in presenting issues and provide advice and influence in facilitating appropriate courses of action.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent conflict resolution, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong audit report writing skills.
  • Exceptional analytical, strategic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Good business acumen and judgment.


  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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