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Assistant Auditor General – Financial Audit

Accounting / Finance

Office of the Auditor General

Halifax City, Nova Scotia

Assistant Auditor General – Financial Audit
Office of the Auditor General
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Please quote Competition # AAGFA0313-CB

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible People, Persons with Disabilities, and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your covering letter, or your resume.

Office of the Auditor General

The Office of the Auditor General is an Office of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.  Our vision is to be a relevant, valued and independent audit office serving the public interest as the House of Assembly’s primary source of assurance on government performance.  The Office accomplishes this through the conduct of financial and performance audits of government departments and agencies, and other entities which receive government funding.  The promotion of excellence and a professional and supportive workplace are Office priorities and key to our success.  For more information on the Office, please visit


The Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia is looking to fill an executive leadership position in the Office.  The Assistant Auditor General is responsible for leading a team of professionals in delivering quality financial audits and reports to Nova Scotians which meet the high standards and expectations of the Office and our stakeholders.


The Assistant Auditor General – Financial Audit is responsible for a portfolio of financial audits including the audit of the public accounts of Nova Scotia, as well as a range of other small to large financial statement audits.  You will join a four-member Executive Leadership Team reporting to both the Deputy Auditor General and the Auditor General.  Specific duties include ensuring that all financial audits, reviews and reports meet the highest Office and professional standards and comply with relevant legislation.

You will supervise and coach professional staff in managing a portfolio of audits and be responsible for a Fall Report to the Nova Scotia Legislature on the Office’s financial audit work.  Working with the Executive Leadership Team, you play an important role in leading and supporting Office strategic initiatives and functional areas.  This position may include limited travel. 


Applicants must have a university degree and be a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant, generally combined with at least ten years’ experience, subsequent to obtaining their professional accounting designation, in providing assurance services at a senior level.  The position requires in-depth knowledge of Canadian accounting and auditing standards.  This includes Canadian Auditing Standards, Public Sector Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards.  The successful candidate will have experience in leading and managing professional staff, with proven results.  Applicants must have superior communication (written and verbal), problem solving, strategic thinking, and project oversight skills proven through experience working with executive management in an organization. 

An offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer.

SALARY RANGE:  $110,433 - $138,042
CLOSING DATE:    April 20, 2018

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Please ensure that you demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications. In your cover letter, ensure that you identify the competition number, position and department.  In addition, a one page summary outlining why you are suitable for this position is required.  It should focus on proven leadership and results as a financial audit executive.

To apply for this position, applications/resumes can be sent to:

Mrs. Darleen Langille, Administrative Coordinator
Executive Leadership Team
Office of the Auditor General
5161 George Street, Royal Centre, Suite 400
Halifax, NS  B3J 1M7
Fax: 902‑424‑4350
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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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