Performance Auditor

Government of New Brunswick

Performance Auditor
(Pay Bands 5-7 $61,204 – $103,142 per annum)

The Office of the Auditor General, located in Fredericton, is an independent office that serves the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. The Auditor General assists the Legislative Assembly in holding the government accountable by reporting on government’s performance and stewardship of public funds and resources. This is accomplished by completing financial statement and performance audits. The findings of the office are issued in the Auditor General’s annual report to the Legislative Assembly and through appearances before the Standing Committees on Public Accounts.

We are currently searching for experienced individuals to fill the position of Performance Auditor within our Office.

Reporting to the Director of Performance Audit, this position will appeal to an individual who has a strong interest in public sector accountability issues, and enjoys variety in their work. The successful applicant will work as part of the performance audit team to assess such areas as the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of government programs. Using established audit methodologies and techniques, they will apply their skills in developing audit plans, obtaining and interpreting evidence, developing findings, conclusions, and recommendations, and preparing clear, concise, and persuasive reports. Starting salary within the stated range will depend on experience, skills and qualifications.

Required qualifications: the candidate must be a university graduate with at least two years of experience in auditing, as well as a member in good standing of a recognized professional accounting body or other relevant professional body, or have significant equivalent experience. Alternatively, the candidate may have a degree in a specialized field of audit interest (for example law, environmental sciences, healthcare, or education) with a minimum of two years of experience; ideally in compliance/enforcement, quality assurance, and/or consulting.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate these qualifications to be given further consideration.

Additional qualifications that are not requirements of this position, but would be considered assets, include a masters degree, specialized professional designation(s), oral and written proficiency in French, experience working in the New Brunswick public sector and/or in depth knowledge of a particular sector or department. Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application one or more of these asset qualifications in addition to the required qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

Required competencies include strategic thinking, quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, research skills, achievement motivation, initiative, communications skills, and the ability to exercise sound professional judgment.

A writing sample and/ or case examination, as well as language proficiency testing may be required as part of the interview process. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal history clearance prior to appointment. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level. Candidates are responsible for travel expenses related to this hiring process. We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. This competition will remain open until all positions are filled.

If interested in this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to the following address:

Teena Laagland

Finance and Human Resources Assistant
P. O. Box 758
Fredericton, NB E3B 5B4
[email protected]

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