Director of Internal Audit - University of Prince Edward Island

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, July 19, 2013
Date of Posting: 
July 11, 2013
University of Prince Edward Island
Director of Internal Audit
Full-time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

 The University of Prince Edward Island is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the position of Director of Internal Audit. This senior level position will be responsible for the preparation and direction of a broad, risk-based, comprehensive program for internal auditing within the University.
The Director will be responsible to plan, organize, supervise and conduct audits through detailed analysis and report on the University's internal audit activities carried out to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of practices and controls in University financial, reputational, personnel and operating activities. The individual will be responsible for the preparation and direction of a broad, risk-based, comprehensive program for internal auditing within the University. The position has a dual reporting relationship. On an objective independent basis, the role will report to the Board of Governors. On a day-to-day administrative basis, the role will report directly to the President.
The successful candidate will:
• relevant university degree
• accounting designation (CA, CMA or CGA)
• Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Information Systems Auditor designation, preferred
• minimum of 5 years relevant experience in auditing or a combination of auditing and accounting/financial experience
• demonstrate a solid working knowledge of internal controls, control frameworks and risk assessment methodologies
• have a demonstrated ability to manage projects independently, in a timely manner to achieve objectives
• possess effective interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills
• possess effective communication skills with a proven ability to present/report to both senior management and members of the Board of Governors
• understand the importance of working in an environment that promotes respect, dignity and integrity
• have the ability to achieve positive outcomes by encouraging, supporting, coaching, developing and mentoring others
• have the ability to analyze and assess relevant variables to formulate a professional opinion on systems and operations
• possess the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential issues using well developed discretion and judgement

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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