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Requisition Number:  6664
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  No, must be onsite
Closing Date:  October 17, 2021 11:59 EST

Diversity and Inclusion
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We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

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Assistant Director, IT Internal Audit

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


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What you will do
You will serve on Audit’s leadership team as a recognized expert in governance, risk, and controls for the Information Technology and Security Infrastructures portfolio. You will develop and maintain relationships with business unit management that will help you identify assurance and advisory needs for your clients, prioritize and resource engagements accordingly, and lead a team of auditors who strive to provide meaningful insights within and outside of formal engagements. You’ll support the development of the risk-based audit plans and manage the day-to-day execution of audit activities. You will be accountable for all aspects of each audit, from the planning to completing the reporting. 


In addition, you will:

  • nurture a positive organizational climate, collaboration across teams, and the advancement of work environment initiatives
  • allocate resources to advance Audit’s quality assurance and improvement program and oversee the adoption of new tools, practices, and competencies by their respective teams to ensure adherence to professional standards and departmental practices 
  • contribute to the strategic direction of the Audit function and lead tactical and operational plans to transform Audit accordingly
  • manage client relationships with all levels of management, up to and including the managing director, within assigned business units to ensure a deep understanding of business unit operations and constraints to shape sound audit judgement
  • lead the identification of issues requiring escalation for consultation or action to client and Audit department management and oversee the related research and document preparation 
  • represent Audit on initiatives or governance bodies related to assigned business units


What you need to succeed

  • demonstrated strategic foresight and influencing skills
  • leadership/management experience of a diverse range of professionals, with the ability to motivate staff through change and deliver results
  • excellent communication skills – both verbal and written; demonstrated experience in being clear and convincing with employee groups and executive staff levels on a broad range of issues
  • ability to lead initiatives from the idea stage through to implementation
  • advanced knowledge of governance, risk management and control frameworks (e.g., COSO), IT general computer controls and operational and project management controls, including main control frameworks such as Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and/or Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • expertise in emerging areas (e.g., third party risk management, cloud security, data governance, innovation)


Having an understanding of the Bank’s functions, its governance and administrative framework, and its risk-management and control practices as well as experience in a financial institution, in using data analytics, and in working with audit committees would also be strong assets. Knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing would also be an asset. 


Your education and experience

This position requires a university degree in business, computer science or engineering with a minimum of seven years of direct work experience in auditing or providing advisory services to projects, systems and/or operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


It also requires a professional accreditation in one or more of the following disciplines focused on IT/security auditing, risk management or controls, such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), or Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA).



What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Secret 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted virtually.  
  • The official title for this position is “Assistant Director, Internal Audit Information Technology and Security Infrastructures Portfolio ” 


Vaccination: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that was declared by the World Health Organization, the mandates issued by the federal government, and the direction provided by public health authorities, the Bank of Canada requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date.  If you are the selected candidate, you will be asked to first attest your vaccination status at the reference stage and will then be required to submit proof of vaccination status or request accommodation for a legitimate medical, religious reason or other human rights-based grounds at the offer stage as part of the offer process.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $108,100 to $135,000 (job grade 19)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension #LI-POST