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Senior Audit Principal / Audit Principal Filled

Halifax, NS

The Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance concerning government operations, the use of public funds, and the integrity of financial and performance reports.

The Province of Nova Scotia recently added to the Auditor General’s responsibilities the establishment of a designated Health Auditor. To support the Office’s mandate, including this new, innovative initiative, we seek two professionals to join the Performance Audit Team as either a Senior Audit Principal or Audit Principal.

Reporting to the Auditor General and Deputy Auditor General, the Senior Audit Principal leads an engagement team within the Office’s Performance Audit practice, while the Audit Principal reports directly to the Senior Audit Principal.

The Performance Audit Team conducts performance or value-for-money audits, which examine government programs or operations to determine if they are achieving their objectives. These performance audits could relate to governance, value-for-money (effectiveness, economy, and efficiency), internal controls, information technology, and compliance.

What will it take to succeed in these roles?

Your education background includes a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or a Master’s degree (such as MHA, MPH, MPA, MBA, or equivalent) or a Ph.D. in a health-related field.

Your work experience includes significant experience in conducting performance audits or consulting engagements in the private sector or government services. In addition, you possess extensive project management expertise, including planning, budgeting, execution, monitoring and controlling, communications management, risk management and project closing.

You are skilled at preparing written reports for and presenting to senior and executive management and boards.

Personally, you have a high level of integrity, initiative and interpersonal savvy to build solid and trusting relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

As a potential Senior Audit Principal, you also bring proven leadership abilities and skills, including mentoring, coaching, and motivating professional staff.

The salary range for these roles is $101,153 – $135,993.

  • You can obtain a copy of the job descriptions here: Audit Principal and Senior Audit Principal
  • Information on the Province of Nova Scotia’s Action for Health Strategic Plan can be found here
  • The Province of Nova Scotia’s Action for Health Reporting Dashboard can be found here

In addition to a resume, please provide a cover letter which explains your qualifications for this role, including a specific example which exemplifies your performance audit or consulting engagement experience. Submissions can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1943 in the subject line.

The Office of the Auditor General has an Employment Equity Policy, and they welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible People, Persons with Disabilities, and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or your resume.