Director, Internal Audit

Are you passionate about adding value and service excellence? Are you committed to a risk-based approach to internal audit? The University of Victoria is calling for a dedicated and energetic leader to join its extraordinary culture where dynamic learning and vital impact meet.


Situated on the territory of the Coast and Straits Salish people, the University of Victoria (UVIC) is a place for dynamic, hands-on learning; research that makes a vital impact; and discovery and innovation in Canada's most extraordinary academic environment. Established in 1963, UVIC offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including professional degrees.  UVIC awards about 4,300 degrees a year, has over 116,000 alumni worldwide and revenues of over $600 million annually. Campus events, including plays, concerts, ceremonies, art exhibitions, conferences, continuing studies programs, public lectures, films and athletic events.


Reporting functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Governors and administratively to the Vice-President, Finance & Operations, the Director, Internal Audit leads the development, implementation, and effectiveness of the long term and annual audit program. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director, Internal Audit works with academic leaders, senior administrators and staff, as well as other key stakeholders to align audit functions and accountabilities with institutional priorities.


The Director, Internal Audit will possess a CPA and university degree or equivalent. The successful candidate will have a broad range of experience, including a minimum of ten (10) years of audit and business experience in progressive and senior level roles. This individual will be a strategic leader with a demonstrated expertise in governance and accountability, performance measurement and management, investigations, risk management, process improvement and internal controls. Exercising good judgement and acute sensitivity to transparency, relationship building, and trust will be critical to success in the role.


The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Should you be interested in learning more about this unique leadership opportunity, please contact Carol Robinson at 604-998-4032 or forward your résumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to We will respond to all who express interest.