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Assistant Auditor General

Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Ottawa (Region), Ontario (CA)
$206,000 to $245,000 (to be revised)
Closing date
Dec 17, 2022

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At the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG), we serve Canadians with the intention of supporting their trust in our public institutions and continued excellence of our public service, one audit at a time. Do you want challenging and meaningful work in an inclusive environment where professional development meets work-life balance? Welcome home! The OAG is the place you’ve been looking for.


In 2020, we were recognized as one of the top employers in the National Capital Region. What this means for you:  


  • a workplace where we strive to remove barriers related to the hiring process and accessibility, where we celebrate the diverse backgrounds and talents of our employees through open and inclusive dialogue    recognition of your personal needs, both during and after work hours—for example, by offering:
    • flexible working options within a hybrid working environment
    • Tuesday afternoons without meetings for all employees
    • wellness events with guest speakers
    • internal and external professional development reimbursement of annual dues from recognized professional bodies for designations such as CPA, CIA, CRM, and CHRP or CHRL, and of Canadian Bar Association fees
    • paid time off for medical appointments, paid family leave, and paid personal leave (in addition to paid sick leave and paid vacation leave)  
    • your peace of mind provided by our comprehensive benefits package, including public service pension, health, and dental plans disability benefits life insurance a confidential employee assistance program  


The OAG employs approximately 800 people at its head office in Ottawa and regional offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montréal, and Halifax. These dedicated employees are brought together to transform Canada’s future and to serve Canada through leadership and partnerships. Specifically, we conduct independent audits and studies that provide objective information, advice, and assurance to Parliament, territorial legislatures, boards of Crown corporations, government, and Canadians.


About this job


Assistant Auditor Generals (AAG) fill senior roles that are equivalent to Assistant Deputy Ministers, or the C-Suite (i.e. Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, etc.) in other organizations.


Reporting to the Auditor General (AG) of Canada, the AAG will be a member of the Executive Team that helps the AG carry out her mandate, which includes setting the overall direction of the OAG, establishing policies and procedures for managing people and audits or services, determining the allocation of resources, and serving as a forum for the exchange of information between members and across services. The AAG will be accountable for the quality and results of the products within their portfolio and for ensuring that group members get the direction and support they need to produce the desired results, aligned with the OAG’s core values and strategic plan. The AAG will also have an exciting role in contributing and implementing the OAG’s strategic objectives and transformation initiatives.



Who can apply?

Senior executives (PX or above) of the OAG, senior executives (EX-03 equivalent or above) of the federal public service, and persons residing in Canada who have at least 10 years of experience as an executive and are legally entitled to work and Canadian citizens residing abroad.


Application Process

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter indicating how they meet each education and experience requirement, including asset qualifications (if applicable). Please prepare your documents in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or PDF. Failure to provide the above information in the required format may result in the rejection of your application.  


Your application must be submitted online using our applicant tracking system.


Candidates who demonstrate the required qualifications during the interview process will be asked to provide a minimum of 2 references.    


Closing date: Interested employees are asked to apply online by 30 November 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).


Essential qualifications


Education and Designation

A graduate degree from a recognized university or a valid CPA designation, or an undergraduate degree combined with a designation from a recognized professional association or licencing body.



  • Experience* in understanding and managing organizational strengths, challenges, and risks. 
  • Experience* in establishing a vision for an organization or its various portfolios and has demonstrated the ability to develop and successfully implement a vision.
  • Experience* in delivering on strategic objectives.   
  • Experience* in forging relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including within and outside of the public service, in a collaborative effort to build trust and credibility.
  • Experience* managing budgets and financial resources, relating to operating, project, and capital expenditures at the executive level

* Experience is defined as recent and significant experience that is the depth and breadth of experience associated with the performance of duties on a continuous basis over at least 5 years within the past 10 years.


Asset qualifications

  • Candidate holds a valid CPA designation and a graduate degree
  • Knowledge in government financial management and audit practices and standards  


Language requirements

Bilingual Imperative, CBC/CBC


Proficiency levels: A (beginner), B (intermediate), C (advanced) A bilingual imperative appointment process means that a person must meet the language requirements at the time of appointment.

Information on language requirements

Before taking these official tests, we encourage you to try the Public Service Commission of Canada’s self-assessment tests for reading comprehension and written expression.


Click here for details about language requirements and proficiency levels for candidates.  


Competency models for OAG employees

Throughout this selection process, you may be asked to demonstrate, using concrete examples, how you meet the Leadership contract as well as each of 8 key competencies for OAG employees, according to the position to be filled.

Please familiarize yourself with the OAG Leadership contrat (see attached) and the OAG’s Custom Competency Profile by job level.  


Organizational needs    

The OAG is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We encourage candidates to complete the Employment Equity section on their applications if they are a member of any of the following designated employment-equity groups: Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women. In support of achieving a diverse workforce, selection may first consider candidates who meet the essential qualifications of the position and self-declare as a member of any of the designated employment‑equity groups.


Conditions of employment   

Security Clearance: Secret


Click here for more details related to employee security screening when applying for a job within the federal public service.


The candidate must be prepared to travel as required by the OAG, including to the territories.


The successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the conditions of employment at the time of appointment and throughout their employment.


Other information


The OAG is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Communications for this process will be sent by email, unless otherwise requested by the candidate. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all contact information provided is accurate and updated as required. The OAG reserves the right to retain a specific number of candidates who best meet the essential qualifications of the position.   


Please note that the asset qualifications may be invoked at any time during the selection process, including at the screening stage.


The OAG is a separate employer of the federal public service in accordance with Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act. 


A pool of qualified candidates will be established to staff similar positions of various tenures at the OAG.


Indeterminate employees at the same group and level, or equivalent, may be considered for deployment first.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency at the time of application. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information, at


Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the OAG’s directives.


Specific details and dates related to the candidate assessment phase of the process will be provided only to candidates who will be further considered.


Contact information

If you have any questions regarding the application process or require assistance in applying, please contact the Staffing team at before the closing date and time of the selection process.


Any questions can also be directed in confidence to Martine Beaudry, Director, Human Resources Operations at


We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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