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BC Hydro
Director, Audit Services

Clean, abundant electricity is key to B.C.’s economic prosperity and our quality of life. BC Hydro is a Crown corporation, owned by the government and people of British Columbia. Its our job to safely generate, purchase, and deliver reliable, affordable electricity for our customers.

We act with integrity in all of our business relationships, complying with all applicable laws, following best practice guidelines in corporate governance, and providing a healthy and safe workplace for all our employees.

As the head of Internal Audit, the Director, Audit Services is responsible for managing an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve operations. By providing risk-based internal audit assurance and advisory services, the incumbent supports and improves risk management, internal controls and governance at BC Hydro. Reporting to the Chair of the Audit Committee, with functional reporting to the EVP Finance, Technology, Supply Chain & Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Audit Services is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction and for setting priorities for BC Hydro’s Internal Audit function. In this role the incumbent leads, supports and mentors a team that assesses and reports on the state and effectiveness of BC Hydro’s internal controls and risk. The Director manages financial, operational, and compliance audits and special investigations for BC Hydro in addition to providing internal audit services for Powerex Corp., BC Hydro’s energy marketing and trading subsidiary. The Audit Services department is accountable for working collaboratively with leaders across the company to ensure that internal audits are completed, with the appropriate follow-up action to address areas of concern. The incumbent will give guidance and direction on the development of BC Hydro’s systems, processes and procedures to ensure the needs of the department and company are supported, ensuring that the appropriate internal controls are in place, particularly as it relates to corporate projects or initiatives.

The Director, Audit Services will be a highly successful and confident professional who has experience leading a progressive internal audit department and brings a strong risk-based approach. The ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge of contemporary internal audit practices including leveraging data analytics and automated computer audit technologies, along with expertise in technology-related risk areas and non-traditional audit areas such as business transformation projects, cybersecurity, performance, and operational auditing. Significant experience as a senior leader in a large, complex organization, combined with leading complex, multi-disciplinary audits and/or reviews is essential. In addition, an ability to communicate effectively with Executive Management, committees of the Board and varied leaders across and external to the business will be key to this individual’s success.

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