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Internal Auditor


Burnaby, BC, CA Surrey, BC, CA Kelowna, BC, CA

Branch: Gas
Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Workplace Flexibility: Yes 
Posting End Date: Open until filled


We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

Position Overview

You are an enthusiastic, results-oriented, and well-organized individual with experience in performing multiple projects and ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines. You are a team player who enjoys working and collaborating with colleagues to get the job done.


What else? You are a self-starter and think out of the box. You are eager to learn and broaden your knowledge about a regulated Utility Organization, challenge current practices and evaluate opportunities for improvement, and experiment with Data Analytics to simplify the Internal audit testing procedures.


Do these qualities resonate with you? If so, look no further! We want to hear from you! We’re looking for new talent to join our Internal Audit group.

In this role, you will:

  • Complete accurate, timely and high-quality internal audits, in accordance with department standards, that includes but not limited to Regulatory, Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR), Information Technology (IT) and operational audits.
  • Prepare audit reports with clearly communicated findings, and value-added recommendations that will aid management in managing risks and achieving business objectives.
  • Ensure follow up and remediation of all findings are performed in a timely manner.
  • Assist management on special projects and assignments as needed.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively as a team member within internal Audit.
  • Maintain good business relationship with other business areas as we partner for progress with other departments to achieve our business objectives.

In year 1, you will:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of our Gas and Electric business processes while building relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Conduct and complete assigned audits with guidance and collaboration from team members. 
  • Document, discuss, propose remediation and follow-up on audit findings with relevant stakeholders.
  • Learn key elements of Data Analytics relevant for Internal Audit control testing and familiarize with the ERP systems.

In year 2, you will:

  • Independently conduct and complete assigned audits as well as investigate, discuss, propose remediation and follow-up on any audit findings and recommendations. 
  • Perform follow-up audits to ensure findings are closed on timely basis.
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with all relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with and educate process owners regarding the importance of maintaining strong internal controls and role of internal audit.
  • With assistance, develop and enhance testing procedures leveraging Data Analytics.

What it takes:

  • A Business Degree completed, or a Professional Accountant designation (CPA), or a Certified Internal Auditor designation (CIA), or a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) plus a minimum of 1 to 3 years’ experience in Internal Audit or an equivalent combination of education, training and 6+ years’ experience in Auditing and Financial Accounting 
  • Experience in working on multiple projects and working within a variety of business areas.  
  • Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors. 
  • Understanding of SOX, internal controls, COSO and COBIT frameworks is an asset.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, power and natural gas utilities is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of MS MS Office (Word, excel, Outlook); OneNote is beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of large ERP systems, such as SAP is beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of data analytics software programs as such ACL Analytics, Tableau Desktop, Alteryx, Power BI is an asset.

In this role, you will have the option to participate in a flexible work program, enabling you to work from an approved flex location in British Columbia up to 85 days a year (equivalent to approximately two days a week), subject to business or operational needs.


Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 


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