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15 Dec 2017

Executive Management Chief Internal Auditor

Athabasca UniversityAthabasca, Alberta, Canada

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Job Description

Athabasca University (AU), Canada’s only open and distance University, is dedicated to removing the educational, geographical, financial, social and cultural barriers that often limit access to post-secondary achievement. In doing so, AU provides access to university-level study to a broad range of students, transforming lives and enriching families and communities by increasing the equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide. To learn more about AU, please visit:

As leader of AU’s internal audit function, the Chief Internal Auditor (CIA) is an important advisor and resource to the University’s Board of Governors and senior leadership team. Reporting functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board and administratively to the Vice-President, Finance and Administration, the CIA is accountable for the development and management of a broad, comprehensive program of internal audit at Athabasca University with a focus on a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the University’s risk management, control, compliance and governance processes.

The successful candidate will be a strategic, accomplished internal audit professional who has demonstrated success providing audit services within a complex, multi-faceted environment. The CIA will combine their outstanding strategic business abilities with demonstrated experience utilizing a systematic, proactive and data-driven approach for ensuring institutional operations, processes and policies align with overarching mandates, goals and objectives.

Athabasca University develops and maintains an environment that supports equitable working conditions for individuals traditionally unrepresented in universities. AU is committed to employment equity, encouraging applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to serve in an important role at Canada’s leading online university. To learn more, please contact Khaleeda Jamal or Cameron Geldart at 604.926.0005 or forward a letter of introduction, up-to-date CV and the names of three references (with contact information) to

Job Categories: Full-time. Job Types: Executive Management.

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