Propel your career

Propel your career

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At the Office of the Auditor General of CanadaOAG, we come from diverse academic fields and possess wide-ranging expertise. You can look forward to a multitude of opportunities to propel your career. We offer countless professional possibilities for financial auditors, performance auditors, and corporate services professionals. We believe in supporting your professional aspirations by providing the support, resources, training and tools you need to excel in your work and career.

Experienced professionals

Financial auditors

Financial auditors examine the financial statements of government organizations and Crown corporations to ensure that transactions are fairly represented and compliant with legislative authorities. Audit procedures may include comparing actual with planned operational results, assessing the reliability of a department’s financial control systems, and checking samples of transactions and balances. Auditors supplement these tests with further analyses and discussions with management staff at the audited organizations.

As an integral member of a team of professional accountants, you will use audit programs and proven methodology in conducting financial audits. You will participate in all three audit phases—planning, examining, and reporting—and you will have the chance to work with expert teams in a variety of complex and different fields. Each assignment and auditing environment will provide unique challenges and opportunities to advance your professional skills.

Approved by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, our programs in public accounting provide Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) candidates with the training they need to fulfill their practical experience requirements. Financial auditors also benefit from paid CPA certification and membership throughout the length of their careers at the OAG.

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“I have been working at the OAG for more than 25 years. I’m passionate about my work and I am proud of the Office’s impact on parliamentarians.”

Tina Swiderski, Chartered Professional AccountantCPA, Chartered AccountantCA, Principal

Performance auditors

Auditing is not only for accountants. In fact, the auditing field encompasses the many areas that are the focus of governmental programs and services. Performance auditors examine the governmental programs and services against established criteria to evaluate their economy, efficiency, and environmental impact. Performance audits provide independent, objective, and systematic assessments of how well federal and territorial departments, organizations and Crown Corporations are managing their processes, responsibilities and resources.

As a performance auditor, you will have the opportunity to rotate through different subject matter areas to carry out your assignments in a variety of exciting fields. The audits you conduct will measure the effectiveness and efficiency of programs, enabling you to provide objective and critical information, advice, and assurance to Canada’s Parliament or to the governments of Nunavut, the Yukon, or the Northwest Territories.

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“The best thing about the job is the new challenges. We’re always doing something different. We go from one audit to the next. It keeps things interesting and we’re always learning.”

Makeddah John, Audit Professional

Corporate services

Our services provide advice and guidance to support the OAG’s day-to-day operations and audit practices. You will discover exciting and rewarding opportunities in fields such as:

  • finance
  • procurement
  • human resources
  • communications
  • legal
  • information technology
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“It’s a privilege to work with a team that thrives on developing and implementing new and innovative ways of working. Everyone is supportive, creative and ready to help wherever needed.”

Vincent Frigon, Senior Communications Advisor

Learning and development

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The OAG is a place where you can develop your skills and plan your career for the long term. We offer

  • education grants and paid training, such as second-language training (French or English)
  • an in-house learning professional development service and OAG curriculum, including knowledge-sharing events, instructor-led courses, self-directed studies, and on-the-job training
  • access to learning opportunities and training through the Canada School of Public Service
  • examination and membership fees for professional designations
  • interchange and mentoring opportunities, and career counselling

Join the OAG. Apply now!