Position: Senior Audit Specialist 

Division: Corporate Financial Services 

Department: City Internal Auditor’s Office

Term: 1 Temporary Full Time for approximately 5 yrs with potential of making the position permanent

Closing Date: 07/01/2022 

Labour Group: ESA 

Location: Canada - Remote/Hybrid/On-site

Posting:  872 

Relocation Assistance is an option

Core Function

The Senior Internal Audit Specialist will provide operations support to the City Internal Auditor in the implementation of the Internal Audit Plan and meet the mandate of the City Internal Auditor’s Office as defined in the Internal Audit Charter.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Planning, executing and reporting on the assigned internal audits. This includes Internal Controls, Value for Money and Information Technology Audits.
  2. Planning – conducts and documents walkthroughs and risk assessment, develops audit criteria, prepares the terms of reference and internal audit programs.
  3. Execution – conducts interviews, reviews documents, conducts benchmarking, executes audit procedures and reviews and analyzes evidence to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of processes under review.
  4. Reporting – provides practical and cost-effective recommendations, document findings and recommendations, communicates engagement results to administration and prepare public internal audit reports 
  5. Quality – maintains working papers, follows the prescribed internal audit process and ensures compliance with the internal auditing standards.
  6. Audit Plan - conducts internal audit risk assessment and assist the City Internal Auditor in the development of the annual internal audit plan
  7. Advisory - provides advisory services to administration with approaches to identify areas for improvement and remediate control deficiencies and effectiveness and efficiency of business processes
  8. Continuous Assurance - assists in the implementation, investigation and reporting of the results of continuous assurance work.
  9. Facilitation - Provides assistance to external consultants (co-sourcing arrangements) to facilitate the performance of their audit work.
  10. Recommendations Follow-up: obtains and reviews regular status updates from Administration on the implementation status of past audit recommendations and conduct follow-ups to assess that the past audit recommendations have been effectively implemented. Prepares follow-up audit reports 
  11. Relationship Building – develops and maintains productive client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings
  12. Research - conducts research on best practices prevalent in other municipalities and organizations and recommend ways to improve processes at the City.
  13. Investigation - assists in conducting and reporting on investigations based on the complaints received through the Whistleblower Hotline. 
  14. Training – provides internal auditing hands on training and supervision to staff from other departments who participates in the internal audit projects as part of the Guest Auditor Program.
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in internal / external audit or compliance in an organization of significant size, complexity, and diversity. (municipality experience is an asset).
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation is required
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered



  • Working knowledge and understanding of risks and internal controls and internal auditing practices including the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and the Institute of Internal Auditors Professional Practices Framework (IIA Framework).
  • Working knowledge of widely accepted IT governance and cyber security frameworks such as COBIT, COSO, ISO, ITIL, NIST etc. 
  • Project management experience and knowledge of business model and process workflow preferred.



  • Ability to translate data into actionable information and business-driven results.
  • Ability to collaborate with other business areas and to manage key accountabilities of the position.
  • Ability to establish and foster relationships at all levels of Administration.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently.
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work under minimal supervision.



  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented without missing the big picture
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent skills using Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.
  • Data analytics experience and strong working skills in using query tools such as ACL or SQL preferred.


Weekly Hours: 40 

Salary Range: $94,834.80 to $111,430.80 CAD per annum (2022 rates)

Total Compensation Package includes:

  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • 15 days of vacation
  • 12 Scheduled Days Off per calendar year
  • Annual wage increment as per contract


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talent.acquisition@saskatoon.ca.