Director, Internal Audit

The City of Brampton - Brampton, ON (24 days ago)

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Director, Internal Audit

Brampton is a city focused on the future. We serve one of the youngest, fastest growing, and most diverse cities in the country. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building a vibrant community that ignites opportunity and instills pride in the people who live and work here. Leaders in our organization understand success requires passion, creativity and agility. We partner for progress. We hold each other accountable. We are a team who is engaged, excited and empowered to deliver results for Brampton, and beyond.

The Opportunity

As Director, Internal Audit you will establish goals, policies and practices to ensure optimum operational excellence, advocating and instilling independence, transparency and accountability of the audit function. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will support the stewardship and oversight responsibilities of Council, with an objective to provide confidence about the administration of City resources. Your systematic, disciplined approach to evaluation will improve the City’s governance, risk management and internal controls. You will oversee, develop and implement an annual internal audit plan –including longer term plans – to ensure the City delivers efficient quality services, and cost-effective resource management.

We value courage, trust, integrity and compassion. As a leader, you are able to motivate and inspire a team to live these values, deliver on all objectives, and promote customer service, innovation and efficiency. You easily foster engagement, through thoughtful debate and consensus in all audit engagements. Your collaborative, inclusive approach yields positivity and confidence in the implementation of multi-faceted audit activities.

You naturally build relationships with internal and external clients, stakeholders, vendors, external auditors, the CAO, Strategic Leadership Team, Council and Audit Committee to share information, metrics and knowledge that gauge organizational performance. Your links with professional associations help you stay current with audit practices, laws, regulations, judicial mandates, acts, codes, and by-laws. You understand the sensitivity, and are accountable for, securing confidential information affecting City operations, audits, assets and resources.

You will represent the Audit Division at Council, Committee and Strategic Leadership Team meetings, providing expert advice to guide decision-making. You will approve audit findings originating from the Internal Audit division, review proposals and reports, and recommend changes to influence positive outcomes. You aptly anticipate and assess internal and external risks that affect the City, recommending strategies and identifying inconsistencies to control audit risks and improve service delivery. You will oversee the Fraud Prevention hotline and associated investigations/complaints. Your divisional budget is under your direction and control to effectively utilize resources and manage expenses to meet corporate guidelines.

Your Qualifications and Experience

You are an experienced internal audit leader with executive presence, highly developed financial acumen, and expert knowledge of IIA standards and audit principles and practices utilized in municipal, provincial and federal governments. You have robust awareness of applicable legislation and current social, economic and political priorities. You generate credibility, respect and trust with your ability to build meaningful relationships. You work successfully with staff, operating areas, stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations, and audit authorities and associations. You are an inclusive people-oriented, well-organized, energetic leader and problem solver with a strong work ethic, high professional standards, and a commitment to excellence.

You have a university degree in Business Administration or the equivalent, a professional accounting designation (CIA or CISA designation is an asset) and 7+ years internal audit experience, preferably in a municipal setting, with 5+ years in senior management and 5+ years conducting investigations. You have proven experience leading, influencing and motivating people in a large diversified public or private sector organization. You are highly skilled in planning and implementing a broad range of internal audit programs, have a strong ability to present to an audit committee of a board or council, and easily interact with senior executives.

This position is currently under review. We encourage individuals to apply who can bring the value of their community and professional experiences to support diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

To apply to this exciting opportunity, email your cover letter and resume by November 29, 2019.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $143,804.00 to $179,755.00 /year


  • Internal Audit: 7 years (Required)
  • investigation: 5 years (Required)
  • senior management: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)


  • Accounting (Required)