Principal, Investigations

Principal, Investigations

AZ1 Audit Manager 1


Office of the Auditor General


Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39669

Salary(s):   AZ1 $76,825.00 – $97,629.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 16, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

This position is being posted on behalf of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG).

The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly, established under The Auditor General Act.  At the OAG, we pride ourselves on positively influencing public sector performance through impactful audit work and reports. Our work goes beyond the bottom line. As legislative auditors, we serve the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, and in turn, all Manitobans.  We offer an exciting and rewarding work environment by providing challenging assignments, training and development opportunities, a comprehensive benefits package and a healthy work/life balance. A healthy work/life balance to us means overtime is a rarity, flexible work arrangements, hybrid work model, and the option of voluntary reduced work schedules. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check

Essential Criteria:

  • Educational background includes a university degree in a field related to auditing (MPA, Finance, etc.) or a preffesional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA).
  • Experience and knowledge in performing investigations of public sector issues brought forth by whistleblowers and providing detailed recommendations on how to proceed
  • Extensive project management experience of the entire life cycle of numerous citizen concern/whistleblower investigations.
  • Experience applying and monitoring audit methodology and professional standards in a investigative audit team.
  • Strong leadership skills to coach and mentor staff
  • Superior analytical skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems and form logical conclusions
  • Strong written communication skills to effectively communicate audit findings to a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong verbal communication skills including the ability to actively listen and present messages concisely and succinctly 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work well both within a team setting and with a diverse group of stakeholders

Desired Criteria:

  • Formal training in forensic and Investigative procedures

Working closely with the Executive Director of Investigations the Principal will work cooperatively and collaboratively to ensure all aspects of the citizen concerns process are managed. This includes intake, maintaining a complete and accurate listing, meeting with whistleblowers, performing preliminary examination procedures, and conducting limited scope investigations and/or other investigations. The Principal must ensure investigation plans are sufficiently detailed to generate the evidence required to conclude on the objectives and lines of enquiry.
As the lead for the investigation team, the Principal is expected to manage work within the budget allocated and according to the agreed to timeframes. They are to exercise sound professional judgement and ensure they are current in their knowledge and application of the Office’s processes and investigation methodology as well as all applicable standards.
The Principal works closely with all members of the team. They oversee all aspects of the investigation and are responsible for ensuring the investigation follows Office methodology – including but not limited to sufficient and appropriate evidence, maintaining an investigatory mindset, documentation of findings, and ensuring all procedures are performed appropriately.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39669

Manitoba Legislative Assembly

Human Resource Services

302-386 Broadway

Winnipeg MB , R3C 3R6

Phone:  204-945-7279

Fax: 204-948-3115

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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