Senior Manager, Audit Advisory Services

BC Housing
Burnaby, BC
November 23, 2021
December 24, 2021
Job Title
Senior Manager, Audit Advisory Services
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Position Summary


Job ID:  4077


Location:  BURNABY, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.  Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.  Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.


($111,160.00 to $130,776.00 annually)


The Audit Advisory Services team provide an independent, objective review of business processes, reports to the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the BC Housing Board of Commissioners, ensures independence and objectivity and works with external consultants who provide expertise in the areas being audited.

Reporting to the Director, Audit Advisory Services, the Senior Manager, Audit Advisory Services develops tools to assess the financial review processes of BC Housing’s largest and most complex housing providers, and implements strategies to enhance financial review and reporting processes in order to provide effective non-profit financial oversight.

They assist large and complex housing providers in building their capacity to meet BC Housing’s financial reporting requirements and implement reviews where financial performance of housing providers needs additional oversight. In addition, the position facilitates education and training of BC Housing staff regarding financial oversight and reporting.

CANDIDATE PROFILE: The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce, business administration, finance or accounting
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation required.
  • Considerable senior level experience (4+ years) in auditing or advisory in a large complex business environment.
  • Sound managerial experience in a reputable auditing firm or equivalent industry.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.
  • Criminal Record Check is required.


  • Considerable knowledge of budgeting, financial, accounting and auditing functions, and reporting systems, processes and controls, specifically within government and the not-for-profit environment, with the ability to assess the financial performance of Non-Profit service providers.
  • Considerable knowledge of auditing standards to be able to deal with external audit reporting issues and interact with partners and other senior audit personnel from external audit firms as needed.
  • Working knowledge of the context and the challenges in which housing providers operate and the ability to modify BC Housing’s reporting requirements to obtain the necessary assurance needed on their financial statements.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of BC Housing’s mandate, programs, operating requirements, and strategic objectives, and the socio-political environment in which BC Housing operates.
  • Sound knowledge of financial reporting standards for the not-for-profit sector.
  • Ability to understand financial statements, including the notes to financial statements, supplementary schedules, management letters and other memos related to audits, with the ability to recognize areas that might impact BC Housing and housing providers.
  • Ability to develop and manage a comprehensive audit program and develop strategies to improve the business performance and internal controls of the organization by being sensitive and cognizant of varying risk areas for its diverse business operations.
  • Ability to manage sensitive financial information and take appropriate steps to ensure any matters identified are appropriately addressed.
  • Ability to analyse complex financial matters, assess financial performance, and develop and present courses of action to improve results.
  • Ability to establish a high level of rapport with senior management, government, housing partners and other stakeholders to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to utilize judgment in presenting issues and provide advice and influence in facilitating appropriate courses of action.
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff in a team setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communications, presentation, consultative, facilitation, conflict resolution, leadership and interpersonal skills. Strong audit report writing skills.
  • Excellent analytical, strategic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Good business acumen and judgment.
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.

As part of our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy spaces, BC Housing has introduced an interim mandatory vaccination program for all employees. We require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons related to a protected ground under human rights law (such as medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs) may request an accommodation. Upon receiving a request, we may request additional information to determine whether the applicant can be accommodated in the desired role without undue hardship.   

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.

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Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, People with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.