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Senior Internal Auditor

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for carrying out a wide range of high profile Internal Audit (IA) engagements, assisting with conducting investigations, and offering improvement and advisory related assistance to management as required. Services span across all operations at PHSA and PHSA-funded programs delivered by regional Health Authorities. The position supports both the Manager and the Director in fulfilling Internal Audit responsibilities to the Board and the CEO.

What you’ll do 

  • Assists with the execution of the Internal Audit strategic plan by carrying out all phases of complex and large scale engagements.
  • Provides expertise in the development of unique procedures and/or audit programs for engagements in areas including risk management, internal controls, governance, and compliance and guidance on improvement opportunities.
  • Supports and participates in highly sensitive investigations that may be subject to media or legal scrutiny under the Safe Reporting and/or Theft, Fraud, Corruption, and Non-Compliant Activities Policies and activities. Identifies clear, pragmatic and value-added recommendations when performing investigations.
  • Assesses risk and uses judgment to identify key areas of risk in an Audit area and corresponding focused procedures.
  • Communicates in an efficient and effective manner and presents assurance results, issues and findings to varying levels of management and/or the Board through written reports and oral presentations. Provides leadership and builds consensus relating to findings, risk management, internal controls and remediation plans.
  • Oversees the work of and assists in the development of junior staff, providing guidance, assistance and oversight as required and also manages external consultant/contractors who work with IA on engagements as required.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning and continuous improvement within the IA functions including development of internal processes, methodologies and approaches.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, an accounting/audit/risk related designation (CA, CMA, CGA, CIA, CFE, CISA) and a minimum of five (5) years related experience managing, supervising and/or executing audit assignments for large, complex, public entities. Experience in conducting IT and/or privacy audits in a clinical setting and/or workplace investigations in a unionized environment would be an asset.
  • Broad knowledge of policy and process development and change management within the public sector. Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Public Sector Accounting Standards, International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards), Institute of Internal Auditors – Code of Ethics, Definition of Internal Auditing, internal controls and leading management practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of large Enterprise Resource Planning systems, clinical information systems, and computer assisted audited techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting standards including Public Sector Accounting, and internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills, and creativity in developing recommendations, solutions and audit approaches to unique risk areas. Superior communication skills, including excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships, and employ effective negotiation and conflict resolution strategies at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated ability to proficiently utilize software applications such as such as word processing and spreadsheets.

What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Regular Full-Time
1333 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6H 1G9
Closing date:
Until Filled
Hours of Work: 
08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday
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What we do


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.