SENIOR AUDIT MANAGER (IT and Cybersecurity Audits)

SENIOR AUDIT MANAGER (IT and Cybersecurity Audits)

Job ID: 25660

Job Category: Audit, Compliance & Inspections

Division & Section: Auditor General's Office, Auditor General Audit 2

Work Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St, Toronto, M5V 3C6

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $112,075.60 - $131,677.00, TM0322 and Wage Grade 8.0. 

Shift Information: Monday - Friday, 35 Hours Per Week 

Affiliation: Non-Union

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 16-AUG-2022 to 30-AUG-2022

The Office of the Auditor General for the City of Toronto is an award-winning leader in performance audit in North America and, as such, offers a challenging, rewarding and collegial work environment that provides the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Torontonians, and the work of City Councillors and City administrators.

The Auditor General's Office supports City Council in holding itself and City administrators accountable for the stewardship of public funds and the achievement of value for money in their operations. It accomplishes this through conducting performance (value-for-money) audits, information technology and forensic audits, regulatory compliance and other types of audits. This is where you can make your mark as a professional auditor by delivering high-quality work and audit reports.

Experienced in executing and managing a broad range of information technology audits (IT audits), cyber security assessments, data analytics, performance (value-for-money) audits and special projects, you will welcome this opportunity to play a key leadership role - as Senior Audit Manager (IT and Cybersecurity Audits) - within the City of Toronto, Auditor General's Office.

What are your key accountabilities?

Working under the direction and guidance of the Director/Assistant Auditor General, manage and take ownership of a broad range of IT audits, cyber security reviews including vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, data analytics projects, performance audits, investigations and special projects. This will be achieved by leading and providing coaching, supervision and guidance to audit staff and planning and performing fieldwork, where needed, working with industry experts and third-party professional services firms, in the completion of various audits.

As Senior Audit Manager, you will develop the project plan, establish the audit objectives, audit criteria, scope and methodology, assess risks and internal controls, budget and reporting timelines, and identify the staff resources needed to complete the project. Process-oriented and thorough in your approach you have extensive knowledge of recognized governmental authorities on cybersecurity and infrastructure, and leading methodologies on IT audit/cybersecurity assessment and penetration testing. An analytically minded communicator, you can write clear, concise draft reports for review by the Director/Assistant Auditor General.

Recognizing that knowledge is key to achieving quality results, you will develop and maintain professional relationships with the executive and senior management at City's divisions and its agencies and corporations. As well, maintain professional links with other audit organizations and professional associations in order to keep current with recent trends in auditing. You will also present audit findings and report recommendations to senior management and evaluate the action plans provided in their management response.

Who is our ideal candidate?

You demonstrate critical thinking in all aspects of your work (audit planning, fieldwork, audit finding evaluation, and reporting), and are comfortable providing in-depth expertise and technical leadership in specialty areas such as cybersecurity and enterprise risk management, data analytics, and information system audits.

Among the other strengths you bring to the role of Senior Audit Manager (IT and Cybersecurity Audits) will be the following key qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business or a related IT discipline, with professional certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CEH, COMPTIA and/or a Professional Accounting designation, such as (CPA), and a sufficient and appropriate combination of skills and extensive experience in the field of IT and cybersecurity audits, and performance (value-for­money) auditing in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards. Additional audit or forensic certifications (such as CIA, CFE, CFF) are an asset.
  2. Extensive senior management experience in the audit field in the execution and management of a broad scope of performance audits and special projects. Extensive senior management experience in executing and managing performance audits in accordance with auditing standards, e.g. Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Canadian Auditing Standards (CPA Canada), and/or International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (The Institute of Internal Auditors) is preferred.
  3. Extensive senior management experience in managing staff and audit project teams, and developing staff through providing constructive feedback, setting annual performance objectives, and completing performance reviews.
  4. Considerable experience with data analytics applications (such as ACL, TeamMate Analytics, IDEA, etc.) and performing data analysis as part of audit projects. Extensive experience in performing data analytics as part of audits is strongly preferred.
  5. Experience with TeamMate or another audit software is strongly preferred.
  6. Experience in leading or conducting audits of social services, police services, transit agencies, and other public sector agencies, or experience in information technology, forensic investigations, enterprise risk management or risk assessment, and program evaluation, would be considered an asset.
  7. Comprehensive in-depth knowledge of all aspects of audit principles, practices, techniques and standards and, specifically, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.
  8. Experience in identifying continuous improvement, setting policies and priorities, and implementing strategies and objectives.
  9. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  10. Good knowledge of management principles, practices and techniques.
  11. Well-developed project management skills.
  12. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  13. Ability to multi-task and work in a multi-disciplinary setting and team environment.
  14. Ability to work unsupervised.
  15. Ability to write clear and concise reports and effectively deliver verbal presentations.
  16. Ability to deal with senior management on a variety of complex and sensitive issues.
  17. Ability to work under pressure, on multiple projects at a time when needed, and meet deadlines.

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How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 25660, by Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

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