Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Bilingual Audit and Quality Assurance Specialist in Ottawa, Ontario

CMHC: Because What I Do Matters

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)isthe heart of a world leading housing system that is making a difference for Canadians every day by helping them meet their housing needs. As Canada’s authority on housing, CMHC works with a variety of stakeholders to help ensure that the Canadian housing system remains one of the best in the world. Our work matters to Canadians and our employees matter to us.

Bring your leadership skills and your internal audit expertise to this Specialist position in Ottawa.

As an expert in internal audit and the IIA standards, you will be responsible for a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program Framework (QAIP) covering all aspects of internal audit activities, including risk-based audit planning, the ongoing maintenance and development of audit methodology, reporting and performance measures.

How You Will Be Contributing

  • Developing, maintaining and improving internal audit policies, procedures and methodologies and related tools to foster efficiencies and meet or exceed clients’ needs, industry leading practices and IIA standards.

  • Developing and implementing a structured process to research and monitor trends, guidance and emerging industry practices related to CMHC business and functional activities (IA portfolios) and Internal Audit practices on an ongoing basis.

  • Assessing compliance of Internal Audit engagement level activities with IIA standards and the QAIP by performing reviews of engagement working papers, identifying any significant departures from approved IA processes.

  • Engaging and supporting third party consultants to perform a full external assessment of the IA function on a 3 year cycle.

  • Promoting a strong risk culture, including IA’s role in the three lines of defence (3LOD) and CMHC’s internal control framework (ICF).

  • Providing expert advice to the IA senior management team on the strategic direction of the function. Developing the RBAP, including a summary discussion of the Audit Universe, strategic direction of the function and prioritization of projects.

  • Leading and coordinating the preparation of timely quarterly audit reports and the IA Annual Review to senior management and Audit Committee.

  • Developing methodology and approach to track and monitor on an ongoing basis budget requirements, budget utilization and IA performance measures.

  • Developing, monitoring and tracking progress on management action plans to address audit recommendations.

What We Are Looking For

  • A commitment to demonstrating CMHC values

  • Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance or Risk Management with a minimum five (5) years’ experience or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

  • Recognized accounting or auditing designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CIA, CISA) is required.

  • Demonstrated consultation, issue resolution, and negotiation experience are critical in developing effective client relationships.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills with demonstrated ability to capture and synthesize information to develop strategic internal audit reports.

  • Track record of success managing a professional internal audit function, staffed with internal audit professionals operating within a complex environment.

  • Recognized as a leader in the internal audit professional community. Active within the internal audit community, participates in internal audit conferences and supports professional accreditation of audit staff.

  • Authoritative knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework of the Institute of Internal Auditors and of internal audit leading practices in Canadian financial institutions.

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of CMHC’s mandate, its business objectives, its policies, programs and products, its major interdependencies and its regulatory framework or in-depth knowledge of the workings of a large financial institution.

  • Sound knowledge of major business processes.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.

Core Competencies

Client Focus/ Innovation/ Valuing and Respecting Individuals

Functional Competencies

Commitment to Official Languages/Communication (Presenting and Influencing)/Efficiency/Flexibility/Forward/Strategic Thinking/Maximizing Quality/Relationship Building/Teamwork

What CMHC Has To Offer

  • Competitive Total Compensation package

o Competitive Annual Salary

o Comprehensive Flex Benefit Program

o Defined Contribution Pension Plan

o Eligibility for Performance Bonuses

  • In-house Learning and Development Opportunities

  • Career Growth Opportunities

  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

  • New Hire Mentorship Program

  • Various Onsite Amenities

APPLY today

This job posting will be active until 11:59 pm EST on December 6, 2016 , however, the competition may remain active until a successful candidate has been chosen.

To Note

  • We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

  • This position requires bilingualism in English and French, with the ability to read, understand and speak in your second official language at an intermediate level and to write in your second official language at an intermediate level. Candidates who do not currently have valid language test results recognised by CMHC will be required to take a language test. http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/ca/ouhipr/ouhipr_004.cfm

  • Please note that due to an expansion of CMHC's National Office to the Place d'Orléans shopping centre, this position will be temporarily located at 110 Place d'Orléans Drive in Ottawa, Ontario for a period of at least two years. (Remove if not required)

  • Selected candidates may be required to do a presentation or assessment as part of the interview. If so, they will be advised in advance. In the event that tests are administered, candidates will also be advised in advance.

  • Candidates must be eligible for Secret Clearance

  • Candidates who do not meet all of the position requirements may be considered in an under-fill capacity, in which case the person will be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Organization: *Professional Practices

Title: Bilingual Audit and Quality Assurance Specialist

Location: ON-Ottawa

Requisition ID: 6519