Senior Internal Auditor

Date: Nov 14, 2022

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Department: Office of the VP Finance and Admin


Job Type: Continuing

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time (>=1249 hrs/year) 

Campus: Waterloo 

Reports to: Director, Internal Audit 

Employee Group: CPAG 

Application Deadline: November 27, 2022

Requisition ID: 4969 


Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact. With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.


Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well locations in Kitchener and Milton. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace, a flexible work policy and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Internal Audit, this position is accountable for executing internal audits as part of the audit plan. This role will communicate and coordinate with various stakeholders to assist in performing audits. Where required, this role will also be part of other projects under IA team’s scope. The role will work closely with functional business teams (Financial Resource, ERM, etc.) across the institution. The chosen candidate will step into an exciting role that provides exposure to all areas of the institution through the execution of financial, operational and information technology related reviews. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious and self-motivated audit professional looking to join the public sector.

This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus.  The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.



  • Develop audit programs and determine appropriate audit procedures relevant to the audit;
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders to perform interviews to understand the policies, process, and procedures in place;
  • Lead audit fieldwork by taking a risk-based approach and obtaining relevant supports for adequate documentation (Work Papers);
  • Evaluate and raise any issues/deficiencies identified during the audit and discuss it with Director, IA as well as management. Develop value adding recommendations to address opportunities for improvement;
  • Assist in development of audit reports and other deliverables as required adhering to project timelines;
  • Monitor and follow up on audit management action plans on a quarterly/semi-annual basis to ensure adherence on agreed upon next steps; provide feedback to functional teams on emerging issues and risks related to audits to ensure good measures are maintained
  • Ensure continual communication and collaboration with ERM and other functions to understand the overall risk environment and any changes in identified top risks
  • Coordinate with external auditors for any outsourced audits;
  • Assist with developing IA methodology and documentation templates;
  • Compile information for assistance in periodic dashboard and/or quarterly board reporting;
  • Perform other related projects or work engagements as assigned.
  • Gain and maintain knowledge regarding applicable legislative requirements and frameworks impacting the Post Secondary Sector



  • Two (2) to Five (5) years of post-designation relevant internal audit experience including execution of operational, financial and IT audits
  • CPA required. CIA or pursuing CIA is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of audit standards and governance framework (including IT)
  • Committed to ongoing learning activities and ability to provide attention to details
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills (Excel) and knowledge of other MS office products (Word, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Experience in public sector audits is an asset




Position Grade: EX- H

Salary: $73,179 - $89,442 annually 

Hours of Work:  The normal hours of work are 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday.


This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, as per Policy 8.14 (Flexible Work Policy). In-person attendance for events, as required to meet operational needs, is expected. On occasion, this schedule may need to be adjusted to meet operational requirements. 

All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University's Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policyEffective May 1st, Wilfrid Laurier University will pause its proof of vaccination requirements. Should these recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be reinstated on short notice. Community members should remain up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a resume and cover letter will be required in electronic form.

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