Senior Internal Auditor

The Salvation Army
mars 13, 2020
Toronto, Canada
Job Type
$56,950 - $71,178
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
March 27, 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 senior internal auditor is responsible for the day-to-day conduct and completion of the audit and the audit report. Work involves leading or conducting operational, financial, and compliance audit projects; providing consulting services to the organization’s management and staff; providing key input to development of the annual audit plan; and providing training and coaching to internal audit staff. All organizational and professional ethical standards are maintained. Please note that the position involves about 40% travel in Canada and possibly Bermuda. The candidate must have a current and valid G driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

The senior 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:

Manage planned internal audit assignments and professional practices/processes.

  • Conducting the entrance conference at the beginning of each audit.
  • Assigning audit guide sections or program steps to be performed by the staff member(s) assigned.
  • Monitoring the day-to-day progress on work assigned (stopping unwarranted work and assigning follow-up work when necessary).
  • Reviewing audit workpapers prepared by the staff member(s) assigned to ensure satisfactory completion and initialing to evidence the review.
  • Upon workpaper review, preparing to‑do lists, or counseling the staff member(s) assigned as to additional testing, editing, further documentation judged necessary, or how unnecessary work can be eliminated in the future.

Coaching and Training.

  • Evaluating the efforts of the staff member(s) assigned, complimenting good work performed, and critiquing work needing improvement.
  • Providing or assisting in training, coaching, and guidance to internal audit staff in conducting audits and on other audit-related issues.
  • Providing personnel evaluations as required/requested.

Communication of Internal Audit findings.

  • Communicating audit findings to senior local management throughout the audit.
  • Assembling the draft audit report, seeing that all points have a disposition, and determining those findings to be included in the report or those to be handled as minor findings.
  • Keeping the audit director/ assistant director informed regarding the status of audits in progress and contacting the audit director/ assistant director regarding targeted audit completion and scheduling of the formal audit closing meeting.
  • 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.


Education and Experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field experience.
  • CPA or equivalent and an audit designation such as CIA, CFE, CISA or MBA is desirable.
  • Seven years of full-time experience in internal auditing, external auditing, operations, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation.
  • Skills and knowledge should include understanding of financial, operational, and compliance risk, IIA standards and not-for-profit accounting rules.
  • Familiarity with the COSO internal control framework and familiarity with the COSO enterprise risk management framework, and the COSO fraud risk management framework.

Preferred Skills/Capabilities:

  • Strong 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.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Sense of urgency and drive to help TSA manage its risks and opportunities.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Bilingual in French is an excellent asset.
  • The candidate must have a current and valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Successful candidates, may will be required to undergo:

  • Background check
  • Education verification
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

Please include the competition # 20-005 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.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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