Audit Director

Treasury Board Secretariat
Toronto (City), Ontario
$130,930 - $178,580 Per Year
September 21, 2023
October 6, 2023
Job Type
Full-time, Permanent
CPA status

Are you interested in an impactful career leading a dynamic team of audit professionals and providing internal audit services to a portfolio of ministries, within the Ontario Public Service? If so, consider this exciting opportunity to join the Ontario Internal Audit Division (OIAD) as an Audit Director.


The OIAD's vision is to be a trusted advisor and leader in public sector internal auditing. Its mission is to provide independent and value-added internal audit services that support the delivery of excellence to Ontarians.


OIAD supports the organization to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.


This competition will be used to fill three Audit Director roles within the Division:


  • One permanent position for the Health Audit Branch, located at 5700 Yonge Street, Toronto One temporary position (12 months, with possibility of extension) for the Central Services Audit Branch, located at 777 Bay Street, Toronto One temporary position (12 months, with possibility of extension) for the Resources Audit Branch, located at 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto

An effective leader in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is responsible, innovative, and collaborative. A responsible leader is someone who demonstrates authenticity, accountability, and courage in how they interact with others. An individual who models ethical behaviour, and who is honest and capable of making difficult choices. An innovative leader is someone who leads with common purpose, embraces positive disruption, and has a future mindset. An individual who inspires others, values continuous learning, and encourages development and integration. A collaborative leader focuses on helping others to grow, drives people-centred outcomes and promotes an environment of inclusivity. A leader who consistently works to confront bias and systemic barriers while understanding the importance of creating a more diverse and accessible workplace.


OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism


The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.


To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.


The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals and persons with disabilities. The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code . A dedicated team of employment accommodation specialists are available to discuss individual accommodation needs and ensure the hiring process is inclusive and free from barriers. Contact them at if you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. All information discussed related to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy , the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint and the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.


What can I expect to do in this role?


Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, you will:


• Provide leadership and direction to internal audit managers and professionals accountable for OPS-wide and ministry-specific audit services.
• Lead enterprise-wide and ministry-specific internal audit strategies that provide value-added advice and recommendations to ensure significant risks are addressed and to make a positive impact on improving client business services.
• Leverage and monitor performance measures to evaluate audit performance.
• Establish goals and priorities which reflect ministry and government priorities.
• Recruit, develop and mentor top-tier audit staff and managers.
• Partner with senior management within the division on strategic planning initiatives.
• Brief senior executives such as Deputy Ministers, Assistant Deputy Ministers and Chief Administrative Officers and provide advice, recommendations, and solutions related to audit strategies, plans, and issues.
• Provide leadership to support Sector Audit Committees, including reporting outcomes from assurance and advisory work.


How do I qualify?


Strategic Leadership


• You are a strategic change leader who can foster an inclusive and innovative workplace culture where new ideas are valued and team members are empowered to be their best.
• You have demonstrated the ability to manage high-profile and sensitive issues while maintaining independence and demonstrating strong political acuity, judgement, and tact.
• You have proven senior leadership experience in a fast-paced and complex environment to ensure work is performed in accordance with professional internal standards and practices.
• You are a transformational, innovative leader that can plan strategically and communicate a vision to your team.


Job Specific


• You have a wide breadth and depth of experience leading professional internal audits and have a track record of delivering results.
• You possess an excellent grasp of business and fraud risks.
• You have sound knowledge of risk management principles and methodologies for assessing internal control and business risk exposures to determine the need for appropriate audit coverage.
• You have in-depth knowledge of generally accepted internal audit standards, current and upcoming internal audit methodologies, technological tools, and best practices.
• You have knowledge of accounting, budgeting, technology and human resource management.


Communication and Stakeholder Management


• You have demonstrated experience managing expectations and effectively communicating high-profile issues and matters with senior leaders.
• You have experience briefing senior executives, including providing advice, recommendations, and solutions.
• You are a strategic and influential speaker who has experience leading complex and contentious consultations with diverse clients, including senior leaders such as Deputy Ministers.
• You have demonstrated results working across divisions/departments, and external organizations to build critical relationships.


Location: Toronto


Salary: $130,930 - $178,580 Per Year


Job Term: 1 Permanent, 2 Temporary (12 months, with possibility of extension)


Please apply online, only, by Friday, October 6, 2023, by visiting Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.


If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the Executive Recruitment Unit at Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.