Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.

* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.

Candidates are asked to self-declare when applying to this hiring process.


City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Office of Audit and Evaluation 

Classification: RCO 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: English


Work Arrangements: 

  • Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require some physical presence at the NRC work location identified in the form of a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite).

    We recognize that Indigenous candidates may have important connections to their communities.  If you are an Indigenous candidate, you may be eligible for an exception to this work arrangement.  To learn more, please contact the hiring team, using the contact information below.


Your Challenge

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.
We are looking for an Auditor to support the Office of Audit and Evaluation. The Auditor would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity. 

The Auditor reports to a Manager of Internal Audit and is responsible to assist in the planning, execution and reporting of internal audit assurance and consulting engagements. Audit engagements are carried out in accordance with NRC Internal Audit’s Risk-Based Audit Plan, which is designed to provide assurance and advice to the President on the adequacy and effectiveness of NRC’s risk management, governance and control processes.

The position requires ongoing, highly effective communications with NRC officials to obtain an understanding of the business being audited, to identify potential management control strengths, and to determine the cause of any control weaknesses. Most of the work is confidential, requiring proper observance of security provisions and professional discretion. The position provides value added support to senior management and strives for efficiency through implementing innovative approaches in a fast paced environment using advanced software tools.
We are looking for someone with a desire for:

  • A variety in work assignments and subject matters such as, but not limited to, Data Analytics, Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, IT, Environmental Stewardship, Employment Diversity and Inclusion, Workplace Wellness, Finance etc.
  • A continuous learning environment.  
  • An opportunity to contribute directly to the continuous improvement of the organization.  
  • A team that embraces creativity, innovation, and the use of data analytics to present information in more meaningful ways.

The successful candidate will provide advice and recommendations on matters relating to internal controls and governance, identification of risk areas and of the means to mitigate identified risks. He/She will also assist in developing documents and briefing materials for NRC senior executives and the Departmental Audit Committee. Audit team members also represents NRC when dealing with stakeholders, other government agencies, and departments and supervise the activities of contractors and participants in various associated working groups.

This position will appeal to a person who is well organized, who is detail-oriented, and who enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver excellent service.  

If you’re that person, then this may be the perfect role for you!  

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the poster. It is recommended that candidates use the education/experience criteria as a header and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them by providing concrete examples. 

Failure to provide an appropriate cover letter will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.


University degree in a related field such as (but not limited to), finance, accounting, business administration, science, computer science, economics or engineering.

One of the following designations would be considered an asset: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Other relevant designations may also be considered assets, such as an accreditation in Evaluation. 

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


We are looking for someone with experience in the following areas: 

  • Experience in the planning, conduct and reporting on the results of audit projects;
  • Experience conducting research, risk assessments, financial analysis, and/or statistical analysis;
  • Experience collecting data and evidence, developing observations, conclusions and recommendations;
  • Experience supporting the preparation of written materials for senior management, and briefings materials; 
  • Experience supporting presentations on audit findings and making recommendations to senior management.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Experience performing audits in a SAP environment;
  • Experience undertaking statistical analysis and utilizing data analytics and sampling software such as ACL and IDEA.


With regards to those who have little or no experience specific to audit project support in the areas noted above, we are seeking individuals who have similar experience in performing the tasks described but not necessarily related to internal audit projects. 

Condition of Employment

Secret (II)

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of current audit practices and standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors and knowledge of Treasury Board of Canada Internal Audit policy suite;
  • Knowledge of the theories principles, techniques and methodologies for internal audit. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of internal control including reporting, accountability and governance systems preferably as found in Government of Canada organizations. 
  • Knowledge of project management concepts and or practices. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to prepare reports, presentations, and briefing notes using MS Office. 
  • Ability to identify problem areas, collect and document evidence, analyze cause and effect, and develop findings, conclusions and recommendations supporting these with evidence.
  • Ability to assess risks.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Management Services


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The intent of this hiring action is to staff this position at the RCO-2 level, which is a mid-career level position with a salary range of $80,523 to $111,832 per annum. 

Note: Please note that the full RO/RCO salary scale has five levels. Salary determination will be based on a review of the candidate’s expertise, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience relative to the requirements of the level.  As such, the initial salary could be within another level of the RO/RCO salary scale (i.e. above or below the intended level for this position).

In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, vacation, sick, and other leave entitlements, disability insurance and pension plans.

The NRC Advantage

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At the NRC Employee wellness matters. We offer flexible work schedules as well as part-time work to help employees maintain work-life balance. We are one of the few federal organizations that close our offices during the December holiday season.  We offer professional learning and development opportunities such as conferences, workshops, and a suite of mentorship, award and recognition programs. Diversity enables creativity and innovation. Fostering a diverse, inclusive, welcoming and supportive workplace is important to us, and contributes to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process. Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 


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  • Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • This is for one (1) continuing position and anticipatory staffing for position(s) of various tenures. 
  • Candidates may use their cover letter to demonstrate how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the poster.
  • Overtime will sometimes be required.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (22067) to:


Telephone: 613-858-5773 

Closing Date: 5 June 2024 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.