Winnipeg Health Region Regional Director- RISK & AUDIT SERVICES Full Time in Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Health Region

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Regional Director- RISK & AUDIT SERVICES
Winnipeg, MB

Ability to comprehend the technical and operational environment of audit clients within clinical, support and infrastructure departments….

Position # 20000050

HRSS # INC000002699523

Risk & Audit Services is a corporate function, which provides high quality, cost effective internal audit services that add value and improve the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) operations to the WRHA senior management, the Board and other key clients. This service includes the following

Assisting management to understand and implement effective internal controls.

Assessing and reporting on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the internal controls which management has implemented.

Providing advice and recommendations on new business processes and systems as they are designed.

Conducting investigations when appropriate and reporting on complaints received through the Public Disclosure (Whistleblower) Act process.

Facilitating the WRHA Enterprise Risk Management process.

Providing other consultation as required.

This department functions as a service to management by providing a resource, which operates from an objective, independent, and global perspective to:

Evaluate internal controls over all aspects of department operations.

Improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Bring risk and process management perspectives to the control environment.

Independence is maintained by the fact that Audit Services is responsible administratively to the Chief Executive Officer of the WRHA and reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the WRHA.

The incumbent is responsible for:
Setting the professional practice tone of the Internal Audit function.

Setting the standards and quality and performance metrics for the audit function.

Working in partnership with management to provide reasonable assurance of the adequacy of internal controls; compliance with contracts, policies, business plans, law and regulations; safeguarding of assets and efficient and effective use of resources.

Formulating recommendations as a result of these reviews, audits, etc..

Conducting special reviews, projects, investigations and audits as well as those requested by senior management, or the Board.

Acting as an objective source of independent advice for senior leadership from an internal control and risk perspective.

Providing advice and recommendations on new business processes and systems as they are designed.

Planning both the long range and short term objectives of the audit function and determining a course of action which best achieves the vision, mission and goals of the WRHA while considering the relative risk of the activities for which the audit plan is being developed.

Communicating on a regular basis with the WRHA CEO and the WRHA Audit Committee, information related to Internal Audit plans and activities.

Assisting external agencies (external auditors, OAG) in the conduct of any special reviews which are to be conducted within the WRHA as required.

Facilitating the Enterprise Risk Management process within the WRHA and communicating key risk and mitigation strategies to WRHA Senior Management and the WRHA Resource Committee of the Board.

Provide oversight, mentoring and support for internal audit staff.

Staying abreast of emerging issues involving internal audit and changes to laws, rules and regulations that could impact the WRHA.

Professional accounting designation (CPA (CA, CMA or CGA)) is required.

Post graduate degree(s) in healthcare administration an asset.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation an asset.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation an asset.

Ability to comprehend the technical and operational environment of audit clients within clinical, support and infrastructure departments.

Demonstrated knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

General knowledge of Information Technology (IT) systems and experience conducting IT audits .

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible audit experience with at least three (3) years managing an internal audit function.

Extensive knowledge and use of a risk based audit approach to conduct financial and operational audits as well as the ability to conduct forensic investigations when required.

General knowledge of Information Technology (IT) systems and experience conducting IT audits.

Extensive knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) principles including experience conducting ERM facilitated sessions to determine organizational risks and maintaining a corporate risk register.

Experience in a healthcare environment an asset.

Ability to provide direction and supervise the work of others, including guiding, mentoring and providing professional development opportunities.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to liaise with members of management at all levels.

Ability to effectively write reports, conduct presentations and facilitate group discussions.

Ability to translate audit issues into language comprehensible to healthcare staff and management.

Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality in a variety of sensitive settings.

Registration with a professional accounting organization.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation(s) an asset.

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment and/or to provide evidence of educational achievements.

Any application/resume received after the deadline closing date will be marked late and not included in the competition.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more EFT positions greater than 1.0 combined across the WRHA legal entity (Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA Corporate Programs, WRHA Community Health Services). Consider this prior to applying for positions, as Employees in this situation cannot be awarded an additional position that will put them over full-time (1.0 EFT).

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-01
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