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Advertisement: Auditor General

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Chair: John Yap, MLA (Richmond-Steveston) | Deputy Chair: Kathy Corrigan, MLA (Burnaby-Deer Lake)

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An all-party Special Committee of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia has been mandated to unanimously recommend to the Legislative Assembly the appointment of an Auditor General for the Province of British Columbia. The Auditor General is a non-partisan, independent officer of the Legislature. The position’s powers and responsibilities are set forth in the Auditor General Act and other provincial statutes.

As the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia’s independent auditor, the Auditor General conducts financial and performance audits in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles and assurance standards. The Auditor General audits the provincial government reporting entity which consists of ministries, Crown corporations and other government organizations such as school districts, universities, colleges and health authorities. The Auditor General reports to the Legislative Assembly on all matters and appears regularly before the Select Standing Committee
on Public Accounts.

The successful applicant will have recognized professional credentials and demonstrated skills in leadership, collaborative problem solving and a solid record of accomplishment in public or private sector auditing. The preferred candidate should possess experience in leading large, complex audit engagements with demonstrated success in organizational leadership and management.

The successful applicant will also have a good understanding of the role, responsibilities and activities of the Office of the Auditor General and its relationship to the Legislative Assembly and knowledge of the British Columbia government reporting entity. Knowledge of current Canadian and international developments within accounting and auditing fields and the implications for the provincial government is necessary.

The Auditor General leads a dedicated and professional team of approximately 115 staff. The appointment is a single eight year term of office. The Office of the Auditor General is located in the provincial capital of Victoria.

Resumes should be received by fax, by email or by mail at the address below no later than Friday, January 10, 2014. Although the Special Committee appreciates the interest of all applicants, only those who are invited for an interview will be contacted. All resumes received will be held in confidence.

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Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Deputy Clerk and Clerk of Committees
Parliamentary Committees Office, Room 224,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4;
tel: 250.356.2933, or toll-free in BC: 1.877.428.8337;
fax: 250.356.8172; e-mail: