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Director, Internal Audit

Odgers Berndtson Canada
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Closing date
Feb 10, 2022

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Audit / Tax, Finance
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York University is a leading international teaching and research university and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, York University is committed to preparing its students for their long-term career and personal success, through more than 8,500 diverse experiential education opportunities including internships, community placements, co-ops, and capstone projects. Home to one of the largest and most diverse student bodies in Canada, its 55,000+ students, 10,000+ international students, and leading professors work with 500+ university, industry, and NGO partners to tackle pressing issues.  With an operating budget of over $1 billion, York University continues to innovate across its multiple campuses located in the heart of Toronto, including the Keele and bilingual Glendon campus, the Markham campus scheduled to open in 2023, and international campuses in Hyderabad, India, and Costa Rica.

It is within this context that the University seeks a Director, Internal Audit. Reporting administratively to the Vice-President, Finance and Administration, the Director, Internal Audit is York’s chief audit executive and an advisor to University Executive and the Board of Governors on risk assessment and University processes and operations. Among other responsibilities, they will facilitate the University’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) initiative, direct a comprehensive and innovative program of internal audit, and spearhead appraisal processes pertaining to the efficiency and effectiveness of operational, management and financial systems and controls within the University. With a deep commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility in all of its forms, the Director, Internal Audit will provide strategic leadership to a talented team of audit and advisory professionals, and liaise with external auditors, consultants, university colleagues and professional associations.

The ideal candidates holds a university degree in business administration, finance, or a related field, and a recognized accounting and/or professional auditing designation combined with a proven track record in a university environment or large, highly complex institution or commercial organization. The Director, Internal Audit will have experience with large-scale innovations and transformational projects; extensive experience conducting internal reviews in accordance with professional standards; and an advanced knowledge of accounting, auditing, and management principles, and ERM assessments. The new Director will bring superior organizational, project management, financial planning skills, demonstrated support of equity, diversity and inclusion, and the ability to build respectful and collaborative relationships within the university community and with external stakeholders. They will exercise sound judgement and the highest level of ethics and integrity; be able to manage competing and fast-changing priorities while maintaining a high level of service; and demonstrate collegial leadership and empower their team.

Consideration of candidates will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries and/or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Tanya Todorovic or Krutika Hotwani at

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. York University is committed to employment equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action Program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at:  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and York University throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

NOTE: York University requires all community members, including employees and visitors who attend our campuses be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to medical and human rights exemptions, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.  The University’s vaccination mandate policy is integral to our ongoing commitment to health and safety. Offers of employment require that you comply with the COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate by providing proof of vaccination prior to your start date. For information on how York University is responding to COVID-19 please visit the YU Better Together website.


For over 50 years, Odgers Berndtson has helped some of the world’s biggest and best organizations find the senior talent to drive their agendas.

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