Internal Auditor

The Salvation Army
January 13, 2020
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
$46,800 - $58,510
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
January 24, 2020


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Position Purpose Summary

The internal auditor is responsible for the day-to-day conduct and completion of audit assignment. Work involves conducting operational, financial, and compliance audit projects and providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff. All organizational and professional ethical standards are maintained. Please note that the position involves about 40% travel in Canada and Bermuda.

The internal auditor maintains organizational and professional ethical standards and ensures all internal audit activities are in compliance with The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).


Key Responsibilities:

Participate in planned internal audit assignments and professional practices/processes.

  • Attending the entrance conference at the beginning of each audit.
  • Performing audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures.
  • Conducting interviews, review documents, develop and administers surveys, composes summary memos, and prepares working papers.
  • Identifying, developing, and documenting audit issues and recommendations for improvement using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed.
  • Communicating or assisting in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations on a timely basis to management.
  • Developing and maintaining productive team-oriented client and staff relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.

Coaching and Training.

  • Assisting in training, coaching, and guidance to internal audit staff in conducting audits and on other audit-related issues.

Communication of Internal Audit findings.

  • Communicating audit findings to senior local management throughout the audit.
  • Preparing draft audit findings for inclusion in the draft audit report and seeing that all findings have a disposition.
  • Presenting and communicating audit findings at the audit closing meeting and coaching local management with respect to responses, as required.

Maintaining and improving professional service delivery standards.

  • Making recommendations on ways to improve the audit work process.
  • Pursuing professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and sharing information gained with co-workers.
  • Performing other work as assigned by audit management.


Qualifications and Education requirements:

*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.


  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field experience from an accredited program
  • Pursuing CPA or equivalent and an audit designation such as CIA, CFE, CISA or MBA is desirable


  • Minimum 2 years of full-time experience in internal auditing, external auditing, operations, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of financial, operational, and compliance risk, IIA standards and not-for-profit accounting rules.
  • Advanced written, document preparation and oral communications skills
  • Flexible for up to 40% travel in Canada and Bermuda with some scheduled overtime
  • Bilingual in French is an excellent asset.
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Technical audit skills.
  • Ability to develop creative approaches and solutions necessary to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships across all business functions and levels of management, with internal and external stakeholders, including the external audit team.
  • Sense of urgency and drive to help TSA manage its risks and opportunities.

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • Education verification
  • This position requires the successful candidate to have a valid driver's license. The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license upon being hired.

Please include the competition # 20-006 in the subject line of your email.


If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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