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Senior Auditor

Queen's University - 314263
Kingston, Ontario
$71,767.00 - $89,050.00/Year
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

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Audit / Tax
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Reporting to the Manager of Internal Audit, the Senior Internal Auditor is responsible to plan and execute audits in accordance with the university’s risk-based audit plan, and to conduct investigations in accordance with The Queen’s University Fraud Policy and Procedure. The Senior Internal Auditor evaluates strategic, operational, financial, information technology, and internal control systems to provide recommendation to mitigate business risk, enhancing efficiency, and increase effectiveness.


  • Working collaboratively within a team to plan projects, including identifying risks, objectives, scope, and audit procedures.
  • Working collaboratively in a team to manage projects, including maintaining project schedules, communicating project status, developing strategies to mitigate project delays, and ensuring that specified project deadlines are met.
  • Building relationships across the university to gather information about emerging risks, understands the culture of the institution, and to know which internal employee to connect with to obtain information required for projects.
  • Organizing, preparing materials, and conducting interviews of university stakeholders.
  • Discerning and documenting both financial and non-financial processes and controls, including preparing detailed narratives and flowcharting.
  • Reading, understanding, and assessing university policies and procedures, as well applicable government regulations.
  • Leveraging software tools to analyze, sample and conclude on data sets.
  • Executing audit programs by preparing well documented, highly organized working papers.
  • Documenting the findings of audit procedures and developing recommendations.
  • Communicating Internal Audit plans, requests, and audit findings in writing to stakeholders around the university.


  • A university degree.
  • A relevant professional designation/certification (i.e. Charted Professional Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner), or willingness to obtain.
  • Several years of relevant professional experience.
  • Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Respects diversity and promotes equity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Excellent judgment and ethical decision-making skills to evaluate audit findings. This includes being tactful, objective, fair, impartial, and flexible without compromising standards.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team and across functional groups, as well as can work independently.
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written), with the ability to build rapport quickly with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Highly organized and disciplined, with the ability to control a demanding schedule of conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word office suite, including advanced Excel skills.
  • Ability to adapt to change.


Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience. Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting. We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more.

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

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