Posted on September 17, 2015 - GC1582

Company: Government of the Northwest Territories
Position: Internal Auditor V
Location: Yellowknife
Contact Name: Human Resources
Deadline: October 2, 2015

Job Description

Full/Part Time:   Full-Time 

Regular/Temporary:   Regular 


Department Information 

The Minister and the Department of Finance have the mandate for obtaining, managing and controlling the financial resources required to implement the Government of the Northwest Territories' policies and programs.  This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically.


Job Information 

Under the general direction of an Internal Audit Manager or Director, the incumbent provides supervision/direction to audit project team composed of up to four auditors.  The incumbent is responsible for approximately ten to twelve projects a year and works on four to seven projects concurrently at any one time.  This work is normally performed in client departments located in either Yellowknife or other NWT communities.


The Internal Auditor V brings independent professional expertise in carrying out a full range of scheduled and unscheduled audits that covers all events and activities where GNWT resources are used. The Internal Auditor V will audit a specific program or GNWT wide business process of multiple departments covering Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Procurement or Technology. During the audit, the incumbent will provide advice to Departmental Senior Management on internal control, risk management, and governance framework issues related to audit coverage. The Internal Auditor V has latitude over the audit scope, objectives and full freedom over the audit process.

Job Qualifications

The incumbent should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:


  • Expert in using computers for data analysis, developing models and audit applications
  • Proficient in internal auditing techniques pertaining to risk management, control systems, project control, and in the application of internal auditing standards
  • Skilful in conducting analysis of organizational processes, systems, risks, controls, strategies, networks and culture
  • A team leader who is able to motivate and develop others
  • Develops teams by delegating well within teams fairly and builds relationships in team
  • Manages and continually improves internal auditing work processes


Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities would be attained through a combination of education, experience or both, such as:


  • A four year business degree from an accredited university, and
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation, and
  • Either a professional accounting designation (e.g. CGA, CMA, CA, CPA), or a master’s program (MBA, MPA), and
  • Over five years of current internal audit experience primarily in operational and information technology audits and one year of supervisory experience



Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Other Information

Salary Information 

The salary range for this position is from $53.65 per hour to $64.05 per hour (approximately $104,618.00- $124,898.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.



Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.



Criminal Records Check 

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Affirmative Action 

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion 

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information 

Job Opening ID # 12966


Closing Date: October 2, 2015 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


 GNWT Inquiries 

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Management and Recruitment Services

Department of Human Resources

Government of the Northwest Territories

Laing Building 3rd Floor

P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9

Fax: (867) 873-0445

Government of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320

Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9

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