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BC Housing

Audit Advisory Services Specialist

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
Position Summary


Job ID: 4002


Location: BURNABY, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.
  • Join one of BC's Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they've helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians. And while they're here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:
  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees' current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **



Reporting to the Senior Manager, Audit Advisory Services, the Audit Advisory Services Specialist assesses the financial review processes of BC Housing's largest and most complex housing providers to ensure effective non-profit financial oversight. He/she/they assists housing providers in building their capacity to meet the Commission's financial reporting requirements by developing shared sites, tools and templates. The incumbent will access confidential information to conduct internal audits, perform quality assurance engagements, and evaluate housing provider and staff compliance with the Commission's policies and procedures. The position remains objective when assessing audit outcomes, and presents recommendations to enhance programs, standards and processes.

CANDIDATE PROFILE: The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in business administration or other relevant discipline.

  • Sound experience in auditing or advisory in a large complex business environment.

  • Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the Employer.

  • Criminal Record Check is required.


  • Sound knowledge of budgeting, financial, accounting and auditing functions, and reporting systems, processes and
    controls, specifically within government and the not-for-profit environment, with the ability to assess the financial
    performance of Non-Profit service providers.

  • Sound knowledge of auditing standards to be able to deal with external audit reporting issues and interact with senior
    external audit personnel from external audit firms as needed.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of financial statements, including the notes to financial statements, supplementary
    schedules, management letters and other memos related to audits.

  • Working knowledge of the context and the challenges in which housing providers operate

  • Ability to modify BC Housing's reporting requirements to obtain the necessary assurance needed on their financial

  • Ability to learn and understand BC Housing's mandate, programs, operating requirements, strategic objectives, and sociopolitical

  • Ability to implement strategies to improve the business performance and internal controls of the organization by being
    sensitive and cognizant of varying risk areas for its diverse business operations.

  • Ability to ensure audit processes and reporting meet corporate auditing standards.

  • Ability to review financial statements and identify areas requiring clarification and following up on management action plans.

  • Ability to manage sensitive financial information and take appropriate steps to ensure any matters identified are
    appropriately addressed.

  • Ability to analyse complex financial matters, assess financial performance, and develop and present courses of action to
    improve results.

  • Ability to establish a high level of rapport with government, housing partners and other stakeholders to accomplish

  • Ability to work objectively with various internal and external parties to resolve financial non-compliance issues.

  • Ability to utilize judgment in presenting issues and provide advice and influence in facilitating appropriate courses of action.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

  • Excellent conflict resolution, leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong audit report writing skills.

  • Exceptional analytical, strategic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Good business acumen and judgment.

  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.