Associate Director, Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management

School District No. 36 (Surrey)

School District No. 36 (Surrey)

Associate Director, Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management


Serving a diverse multicultural urban centre, the Surrey School District is a progressive district offering a broad range of innovative programs and services to support the learning of our students and staff.  Spread across one of the largest and fastest growing cities in British Columbia, we are the city’s largest employer.  Surrey School District is also the largest school District in British Columbia and serves the City of White Rock, Surrey and the rural area of Barnston Island.  We provide quality education to over 72,000 students with 130 schools and other facilities, and an annual budget of over $800 million and over 10,000 employees.

The District is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director, Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management. This position reports to the Assistant Secretary Treasurer.

Job Description:
The Associate Director, Internal Audit & Risk Management is responsible for overseeing the district’s integrated internal audit and risk management programs. The role provides independent, objective assurance and consulting internal audit services designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. It helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

In addition, the position is responsible for facilitating the implementation of a risk management framework for the organization. The role works with Senior Management, the Board, and key stakeholders to implement the enterprise risk management program designed to identify, measure, mitigate, monitor, and report the key risks that may impact the organization’s ability to achieve its strategic objectives.

This position has one direct staff report, with potential to build additional staffing resources as work merits.

The Associate Director’s key responsibilities include:

  • Performance of audit activities in alignment with modern internal audit practices
  • Responsible for establishing appropriate internal auditing safeguards given the additional risk management facilitation responsibilities;
  • Evaluate the design and effectiveness of internal controls and business processes throughout the organization;
  • Assess compliance with policies, procedures, laws, and regulations;
  • Assess whether adequate controls and practices are in place to safeguard the organization’s assets;
  • Evaluate whether adequate risk mitigation plans are in place for the organization’s key risks;
  • Provide advisory guidance in relation to the organization’s policies, procedures, governance, and internal control systems to contribute to the improvement of operations;
  • Lead and deliver other risk advisory services including Enterprise Risk Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Professional Accounting Designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA) in good standing;
  • 7 to 10 years of experience as an internal auditor in a high-volume, multi-faceted organization;
  • Expert knowledge of audit procedures as well as evaluating, analyzing and testing internal control systems;
  • Risk management experience, including knowledge of risk management governance and controls;
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to independently manage numerous projects simultaneously at various stages of development;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.

Interested and qualified applicants can apply online at   Ensure to upload resume, cover letter and supporting documentation by 4:00 p.m. June 24, 2019. Please quote competition #1039.19.

Note: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Organization: School District No. 36 (Surrey)
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Financial Administration, Risk Management/Insurance
Posted: June 4, 2019, 8:08 pm
Expires: June 24, 2019, 4:30 pm

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