About Legal Aid Alberta

Legal Aid Alberta is a Centre of Excellence that helps vulnerable Albertans across the province at some of the most difficult times in their lives. Through professional, effective and accessible services that support better outcomes for our clients, we make a difference in the lives of Albertans and deliver value that extends beyond those who receive our services.

Legal Aid Alberta is seeking to fill a full time Internal Auditor position in our downtown Edmonton office.  This position will appeal to an individual that likes to take initiative, is client focused and is exceptionally strong in delivering high-quality results.

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance and Technology, some of the key responsibilities of the Internal Auditor are to:

  • Provide an independent, systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes
  • Establish and maintain a risk based approach to auditing, assessing risks, and ensuring compliance and consistency in the application of internal rules and policies with international auditing standards
  • Be accountable for effective outcomes from compliance monitoring through audit, investigation and recovery or legal fees and disbursements
  • Exercise professional judgment based on audit principles and concepts to identify risks, and root causes of issues
  • Analyze identified issues to determine their potential impact and provide recommendations for practical, efficient and effective solutions for issues identified


  • Degree in Commerce or related field, preferably with a professional designation in Accounting or Finance.
  • Certified or working towards Certified Internal Auditor certification
  • Audit or data analytics experience (or a combination of), preferably in the public sector.
  • Extensive knowledge of professional auditing standards
  • Strong strategic, analytical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Self-directed, with the ability to adapt and innovate to deliver effective and efficient audits
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influence skills
  • Proven skills in working with others and implementing creative approaches in resolving complex or sensitive issues with management and staff
  • Strong relationship and network building skills
  • Ability to apply professional judgment and flexibility
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative work well under pressure


Why work for Legal Aid Alberta?

If you got excited at the prospect of being a part of our team when you reviewed this posting and you meet the minimum qualifications, please forward your resume to careers@legalaid.ab.ca referencing posting number LAA-19-31.

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.