York University is a leading international teaching and research university and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, York University is committed to preparing its students for their long-term career and personal success, through more than 8,500 diverse experiential education opportunities including internships, community placements, co-ops, and capstone projects. Home to one of the largest and most diverse student bodies in Canada, its 55,000+ students, 10,000+ international students, and leading professors work with 500+ university, industry, and NGO partners to tackle pressing issues. With an operating budget of over $1 billion, York University continues to innovate across its multiple campuses located in the heart of Toronto, including the Keele and bilingual Glendon campus, the Markham campus scheduled to open in 2023, and international campuses in Hyderabad, India, and Costa Rica.
It is within this context that the University seeks a Director, Internal Audit. Reporting administratively to the Vice-President, Finance and Administration, the Director, Internal Audit is York’s chief audit executive and an advisor to University Executive and the Board of Governors on risk assessment and University processes and operations. Among other responsibilities, they will facilitate the University’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) initiative, direct a comprehensive and innovative program of internal audit, and spearhead appraisal processes pertaining to the efficiency and effectiveness of operational, management and financial systems and controls within the University. With a deep commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility in all of its forms, the Director, Internal Audit will provide strategic leadership to a talented team of audit and advisory professionals, and liaise with external auditors, consultants, university colleagues and professional associations.
The ideal candidates holds a university degree in business administration, finance, or a related field, and a recognized accounting and/or professional auditing designation combined with a proven track record in a university environment or large, highly complex institution or commercial organization. The Director, Internal Audit will have experience with large-scale innovations and transformational projects; extensive experience conducting internal reviews in accordance with professional standards; and an advanced knowledge of accounting, auditing, and management principles, and ERM assessments. The new Director will bring superior organizational, project management, financial planning skills, demonstrated support of equity, diversity and inclusion, and the ability to build respectful and collaborative relationships within the university community and with external stakeholders. They will exercise sound judgement and the highest level of ethics and integrity; be able to manage competing and fast-changing priorities while maintaining a high level of service; and demonstrate collegial leadership and empower their team.
Consideration of candidates will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries and/or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Tanya Todorovic or Krutika Hotwani at [email protected].