Job Posting 83053

Internal Audit Advisor
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 4 days (Fri, 27 May)
full time  •  TBD



Reporting to the Executive Director, Audit Advisory Services, the Internal Audit Advisor is responsible for developing and managing the implementation of a corporate audit framework and strategy of an assigned portfolio for the Commission. He/She/They manages a comprehensive internal audit program to ensure social housing funding is spent appropriately and that policies, procedures, systems and controls are in place to deliver programs in an efficient and effective manner in accordance with requirements of the Board and government. This position manages the implementation of operational, financial and/or contract management audits, evaluates audit results and participates in developing strategies and options for improvement and ensures the information and recommendations are comprehensive for presentation. The position manages the implementation of decisions made by the Audit & Risk Management Committee and provides educational support to Management on a variety of matter pertaining to the control of business, financial and asset risk. The Internal Audit Advisor manages relationships with audit consultants and contractors with respect to the provision of auditing services to the organization


The successful candidate will have the following:


Operational/Financial Portfolio

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, commerce or related field.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation.
  • Considerable experience in planning and managing audits and the audit process, requiring the application of auditing and accounting principles and practices, management principles, and preferred business practices.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.

Contract Management Portfolio

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field.
  • Considerable experience in contract management process and systems.
  • Considerable experience in conducting audits or performing oversight over effectiveness of contract management systems that involve large, complex construction, renovation, IT and operational services contracts.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Extensive working knowledge of The Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the philosophies, programs and practices of the internal audit function, specifically within the government and non-profit environment.
  • Ability to learn and understand the Commission’s programs and operating requirements, relevant legislation, and the role of central agencies
  • Ability to manage the development of an audit strategy and framework, and direct the audit function in meeting the needs of the Commission and its stakeholders
  • Ability to assess audit findings and develop strategies and options to improve internal controls and improve operating results.
  • Ability to manage and provide direction and advice to audit teams and ensure audit processes and reporting meet corporate auditing standards.
  • Ability to manage successfully with minimal supervision and self-motivation.
  • Ability to manage and motivate external consultants.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with managers and staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communications, presentation, consultative, facilitation, conflict resolution, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical, strategic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and decision-making skills.
  • Sound business acumen and judgment
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.

As part of our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy spaces, BC Housing has introduced an interim mandatory vaccination program for all employees. We require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons related to a protected ground under human rights law (such as medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs) may request an accommodation. Upon receiving a request, we may request additional information to determine whether the applicant can be accommodated in the desired role without undue hardship.   

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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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