Director, Operational Audits

On behalf of our client, The Treasury Board Secretariat we are searching for a Director, Operational Audits to join their team in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Governments of all levels are challenged with increasing citizen expectations for what and how services are delivered, rising costs and limited tolerance for tax increases. Citizens want to receive the right services in the right ways at the right costs, getting value for invested tax dollars. The Government of Manitoba has been working for the past few years to undertake a rapid and comprehensive public sector transformation initiative, ensuring critical public services are delivered efficiently and cost effectively, are focused on outcomes transparently reported to citizens and, most importantly, can be sustained for decades to come. Strong financial controls and oversight are the single most important pillar in achieving sustainability and accountable government.

The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) provides financial and analytical support and strategic management advice to the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, a sub-committee of Cabinet, responsible for the overall fiscal management and reporting of the Manitoba government and the establishment of policies required for the effective management of public funds to meet government objectives. Treasury Board Secretariat is also responsible for the summary budgeting, public accounts, strategic initiatives, government-wide balanced scorecards and internal audit functions.

TBS is the centre of the public service transformation, providing leadership in the focus on outcomes and the journey to fiscal sustainability. The Internal Audit Division is made up of the Professional Practice Branch and the Operational Audits Branch. Their vision is to be a trusted advisor and partner providing value-added services for government accountability and continuous improvement. The Internal Audit Division is an integral component of Manitoba’s governance processes and aligns with and supports the Deputy Ministers’ Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Committee in the effective discharge of its corporate governance responsibilities. Internal Audit’s responsibility and authority encompasses includes government departments and funded organizations where the funding agreement includes the right to audit, the Legislative Assembly and large crown corporations and universities with their own internal audit functions excluded.

The Operational Audits Branch is accountable for operational, financial, information technology, performance, cross-government, governance, and follow-up audits, the results of which may lead to significant government policy, program or financial change. It also supports the research, data analytics and comptrollership audits performed by the Professional Practice Branch.

This a great opportunity for you to apply your knowledge, skills and experience beyond traditional audits. You can be part of a diverse and engaged team that supports the vision to transform and move Manitoba forward. As Manitoba’s public sector continues to transform, by embracing challenges and placing innovation at the center of its work, the Internal Audit Division is transforming too. Our client is looking for strong team members wanting to make a difference and positively shape their future, having a significant impact on the Government of Manitoba governance, risk and control practices.

Our client is seeking strong leaders who are motivated and proactive in their approach, can apply superior critical thinking and proven analytical skills to complex issues and problems, and have an interest in directly influencing and contributing to transformation and improvement throughout all aspects of the operation of government.


The Director, Operational Audits (Director) will ensure the effective and efficient delivery of internal audit services and to foster a culture of positive organizational change and innovation. You will be committed to strong corporate leadership and supporting a public service that embraces challenges and places innovation at the centre of its work to improve outcomes.

As a member of the department’s management team, the Director is responsible to lead and manage the Operational Audit Branch and provide advice and support to the Chief Audit Executive.

The Director leads the development and implementation of internal audit policies, procedures and strategies and the development and execution of an agile, risk-based internal audit plan. The Director is also responsible for managing contracts and relationships supporting investigative and forensic accounting audits.

The Director, Operational Audits, has direct accountability for 12 FTEs and an audit universe budget of $17000 million.

A copy of the full position profile is available at

We ask that individuals with an interest in further exploring this exciting opportunity contact:

Lillian Wong, Senior Manager, Executive Recruitment

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