Senior Internal Auditor

Position Summary

At Interior Health, we are all about giving people room to grow, room to contribute, room to influence change, room to make a significant, personal contribution. This is a great opportunity to join Canada’s industry leader in Healthcare and create a foundation for future career advancement.

Interior Health is hiring a Permanent Full Time Sr. Internal Auditor to join their team.

The location for this position is flexible and can be located anywhere within the Interior Health region. As this is a regional role, periodic multi-day travel will be required.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within our fantastic region.

Personally and professionally, you will be encouraged to develop within a dynamic and innovative organization.
Utilizing your strategic thinking and knowledge will promote health systems improvements and learnings to improve health care services and accountability and ultimately the well-being of residents of BC’s Interior region.

Who are we looking for?

Ideally suited to a performance auditor with a keen interest in assessing the performance of business and clinical operations as well as a commitment to promote quality standards of excellence.

What will you work on?

• Enthusiastically build and maintain relationships and effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
• Plan and execute efficient audits using project management and data analysis skills in a multi-assignment environment
• Recognize and critically analyze issues, identify control gaps and provide insightful and practical recommendations.
• Apply a systematic and disciplined audit approach with an interest in the application of International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics.
• Leverage advanced internal audit techniques and concepts with knowledge of risk, governance and control frameworks (COSO, COBIT etc).
• Contribute to annual organizational risk assessments, department planning and reporting and assist with Safe Reporting program activities.
• Use discretion and tact in handling confidential and sensitive information and exercise sound professional judgement regarding interpretation of issues and conflicting requirements.
• Use Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word and Excel) at an intermediate level as well as data analytics software.
• As a key member of a small team reporting to the Corporate Director, you will participate in annual organizational risk assessments and departmental planning and reporting.
• Also you will conduct investigations as required and assist with Safe Reporting program activities.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we also offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!

Why Interior Health is a Top 100 BC Employer

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


Education, Training, and Experience:

• 5-7 years of recent, related assurance, evaluation, process improvement, financial or operational experience. Previous public sector, change management, corporate policy development, project management, investigative, and/or labour relations experience and/or training is an asset.

• A minimum level of education equivalent to an undergraduate degree plus a professional designation such as a Chartered Professional Account (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), health professional designation such as a Registered Nurse (RN). Or a Masters in Business Administration or Health Administration combined with a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), project management (PMI) or other relevant specialized designation.

** Financial support may be provided to obtain a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation **

Skills and Abilities:

• Applied Knowledge Competency Level as described in the Institute of Internal Auditor’s Competency Framework in the four quadrants of:
o Professionalism (authority, credibility and ethical conduct)
o Performance (plan and perform internal audit engagements in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditing’s Standards),
o Environment (identify and address the risks specific to the healthcare industry); and,
o Leadership and Communication (providing strategic direction, communicate effectively; maintain relationships and management internal audit staff and processes).
• Demonstrate strong ability to provide service by adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of the clients.
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines in an environment subject to constantly changing priorities.
• Strong ability to explain accountability, assurance, business, and financial concepts to a non-technical audience. Demonstrate and apply project management, creative and innovative problem solving, and analytical skills to identify risks, process improvement opportunities, and present mitigating solutions. Demonstrate the ability to learn new skills beyond the required core discipline.
• Demonstrate the ability to productively use spreadsheet, word processing, database, presentation, project, process mapping and data analytics applications.
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Based on project requirements, be available for multi-day overnight travel.


Starting salary is approximately from $80,900 to $116,300 and will be based on education, training and experience.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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