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Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, BC, Canada (on-site)
2 days ago
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (on-site)
2 days ago


Come work as a Senior Internal Auditor with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Here at VCH we are looking for a Senior Internal Auditor to be responsible for planning and performing a variety of high profile complex and large-scale risk-based internal audit services.  Our team serves multiple Health Authorities and their boards; First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Providence Health Care (PHC), and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).

In this position, you will develop audit programs and perform various types of operational, financial, performance, IT, investigative, and advisory engagements.  This audit group has stronger focus on operational related audits vs. financial.  The Senior Internal Auditor is also responsible for compiling reports and presenting results to stakeholders. Key interactions are with all levels of management across FNHA, PHC, and VCH regarding internal control compliance and risk matters. You will also communicate with representatives from other Health Authorities, shared services organization, and external parties as required. 

Our team enjoys an optional hybrid work model with up to 3 days at home, flexibility in schedule, and support for resources to work from home

As a Senior Internal Auditor with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Plan and implement a variety of complex and large-scale risk-based internal audits throughout FNHA, FHA, PHC, and VCH to ensure effective and appropriate internal controls are in place.
  • Develop audit programs and performs various types of financial, performance, operational, and comprehensive assurance engagements to assess the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management practices, and the efficiency of operations.
  • Schedule and coordinates audit tasks, monitors audit progress and resolves related issues. Ensures commitments to audit client are met and ensures audit completion in accordance with budget and agreed to timelines.
  • Investigate internal systems for deficiencies in controls and compliance with applicable laws and policies. Supports varying levels of management and/or the Board in highly sensitive investigations that may be subject to media or legal scrutiny under the Whistleblower and/or Theft, Fraud, Corruption and Non-Compliant Activities and Policies.
  • Assess risk and provides recommendations to improve existing policies and procedures, ensuring that internal controls and systems operate effectively and efficiently. Liaises with stakeholders regarding internal control compliance and risk matters, such as the overall quality of internal controls efficiency, risk management, best practices, findings and recommendations of internal audit and risk assessment work.
  • Prepare audit reports and document findings; presents and communicates audit results to varying levels of management and/or the Board. Develops and recommends appropriate courses of action to address issues and maintains an effective process to follow up on outstanding issues.
  • Support Advisory engagements by researching best practices and providing valuable information to management
  • Oversee the work of and assists in development of junior staff, providing guidance, assistance and oversight, as required.
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of processes and tools used by the internal audit department.
  • Participate in the development of annual and multi-year audit plans as well as special projects.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a recognized accounting/audit/risk designation (CPA, CIA, CISA, CRISC, CFE).
  • Five (5) years’ recent, related audit, financial or operational experience in a large and complex computerized environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Applies knowledge of recognized audit standards, and other relevant legislation and regulations including the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act.
  • Uses expertise and knowledge of current computer auditing techniques and system applications and databases used in the auditing functions.
  • Applies knowledge of modern assurance techniques, approaches, methods and practices to ensure effective internal audit systems and processes.
  • Applies superior persuasion and conflict management skills to achieve support for recommendations.
  • Establishes plans to execute audit process reviews, and as part of a team, identifies how team decisions are to be successfully reached and followed through to completion.
  • Takes ownership over work; overseeing end to end completion of audits and utilizing project management skills in carrying out work in a reasonable timeframe and maintaining quality.
  • Uses strong written communication abilities and organizational skills to prepare comprehensive documentation of procedures performed and related results.
  • Uses strong oral communication skills and interpersonal skills to communicate with and present to a variety of internal and external stakeholders to achieve desired objectives.
  • Experience with IT related audit would be an asset
  • Experience with investigations would be an asset
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.
Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66925359
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Company Name For Job: Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Position Title: Senior Internal Auditor
  • Industry: Healthcare
  • Job Function: Internal Auditor
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Salary: $39.77 - $57.17 (Hourly Wage)

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