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Internal Auditor

Posting Date: May 6, 2021

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1C 8L3 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA, B3J 2A8 St. John's, NL, CA, A1B 3K3 Montréal, Quebec, CA, H3A 3A7 Etobicoke, ON, CA, M9C 5P1 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3J 3C6 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA, C1A 9S2

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture. We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and are recognized as a Caring Company, a designation for national leaders in community investment and social responsibility.


Our team of 2,100 professionals work across six provinces. We excel by living our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We’re committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our employees and their families, along with personal and professional growth, through a variety of programs and support at all levels of our organization.


Along with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie — a national health organization with over 6,400 employees. Together, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians. 


Job Title: Internal Auditor
Department: Finance
Competition: 11424
Internal/External: Internal/External
Employment Type: Full time, Permanent
Location: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Quebec or Ontario
Salary: Competitive Compensation
Reports To: Team Leader
Referral Bonus Eligible Amount: $1000




The Opportunity


We currently have one opening for an accountable, self-directed individual with a positive attitude to join our Internal Audit team.  Internal Audit brings a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness, control and governance of processes throughout the organization.  As a member of Medavie Inc’s Internal Audit team, you will act as a key partner on behalf of our affiliated companies: Medavie Blue Cross, Medavie Health Services, and the Medavie Health Foundation.


Reporting to the Team Leader, Internal Audit and CAE, you will be joining a team dedicated to conducting operational, compliance and financial audits in addition to other risk-based consultative engagements.  Your duties will include: conducting complex audit and consultative arrangements; assisting other auditors in the identification and assessment of corporate risks, planning and performing audit engagements, evaluating processes and controls, developing recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and furnishing audit reports.


Key Responsibilities


  • Supporting the delivery of the annual Internal Audit Plan by reviewing, evaluating and documenting internal control systems and presenting and reporting to management audit findings and practical recommendations aimed at improving control weaknesses and inefficiencies;
  • Conducting reviews of policies and procedures using a risk-based approach, and documenting, evaluating, and testing controls to determine their existence, adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness at mitigating known risks;
  • Summarizing Internal Audit findings, recommendations, and corrective actions in written reports and monitoring the status of those recommendations to ensure that management has implemented agreed upon corrective actions;
  • Building, developing and maintaining strong relationships with staff and management to encourage open dialogue and a collaborative commitment to problem solving, continuous improvement, and corporate risk mitigation; and,
  • Maintaining a commitment to ongoing learning, developing audit skills in line with best-practice, and building a strong foundation in insurance and healthcare industry principles and knowledge.




  • Knowledge of audit principles, practices and methodologies acquired preferably through 2+ years of experience in an internal and/or external audit or similar role.
  • Relevant post-secondary education is required;
  • CIA designation is preferred.  Other professional designations (e.g. CPA, CISA, CFE, etc.) are considered an asset;
  • Assertive, with excellent initiative to lead and problem solve;
  • Ability to work well within a team and collaborate both internally and with external stakeholders and management;
  • Ability to articulate thoughts in a clear and concise manner (both verbal and written);
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of risk assessment methodologies is an asset;
  • Demonstrated computer skills (including word processing, spreadsheets, flowcharts, etc.);
  • Financial Services experience would be an asset, preferably within the insurance and/or healthcare industry.


Core Competencies


Integrity, Ethics & Professionalism: A high degree of personal integrity, ethics and professionalism is required.


Audit Knowledge & Problem-Solving: Demonstrated ability to think ‘outside the box’, apply knowledge and understanding to identify patterns, solve complex problems, and formulate opinions through the application and interpretation of data and other factual information.


Independence, Autonomy & Ownership: Demonstrated aptitude to work autonomously, make decisions daily with little supervision, and assume ownership over work assigned.


Planning, Coordinating & Multi-Tasking: Exhibit an administrative aptitude toward planning, coordinating and leading multiple engagements at a time with little direction.


Communication, Relationship Building & Partnering: Excellent communication skills, including ability to write persuasively in a clear and concise manner, and to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with senior organizational staff and professionals. 


We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest.  Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.

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