Senior Business Advisor
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Surrey, BC, CA
1d ago

Kwantlen Polytechnic University KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.

KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.

JOB OVERVIEW : SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR (INTERNAL AUDIT) KPU is seeking a temporary full-time Senior Business Advisor to cover for a maternity leave.

This position is responsible for providing internal audit and business advisory services to divisions and faculties within the university.

Business Performance & Advisory Services (BPAS) assists the Audit Committee of the Board of Governors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities relating to governance, risk management and control processes.

BPAS provides independent and objective services that are designed to add value and assist KPU in continuously improving its operations.

BPAS reports functionally to the Audit Committee and administratively to the Chief Financial Officer; therefore, while BPAS works with management in the delivery of its programs, it maintains its independence from management through a direct reporting relationship with the Board of Governors.

The Senior Business Advisor reports to the Director, Business Performance and Advisory Services. This position has one direct report, the Business Analyst.

The Senior Business Advisor (SBA) will :

  • Directly assist BPAS in achieving the goals of the Audit Plan by leading assurance engagements.
  • Conduct value-add advisory engagement projects to assist university stakeholders in continuously improving operations.
  • Lead confidential investigations pertaining to any concerns raised through the Protected Disclosure process.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key business leaders across campuses.

  • An accounting designation (e.g. CPA) is required and the CIA or CFE designations are an asset.
  • A minimum of at least 5 years post designation progressive experience with a focus on audit.

  • Experience in conducting audits and investigations.
  • Working knowledge and ability to apply risk and control concepts.
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build rapport with all levels of a large organization.
  • Experience implementing large scale projects, including a demonstrable change management vision.
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    Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?

    We at KPU understand that experiences and qualifications may look differently for everyone and, if this job description is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.

    Note to Applicants :

    Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S / LGBTQIA+ community.

    If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at humanresources

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University.

    For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

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