Compliance Auditor


Competition Number: LAA-22-10

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Posting: External

Competition Ends: March 11, 2022

Who We Are

As a publicly funded, non-profit organization, Legal Aid Alberta provides affordable legal services in family law, domestic violence, child welfare, immigration, and youth and adult criminal defense. We are Alberta-wide, with 300 staff and 1,200 private practice lawyers helping people overcome their legal challenges in more than 75 communities across the province.

Who You Are

Working at Legal Aid Alberta means you care about clients we serve and empathize with their situation.  You have excellent communication skills especially in tough situations. You are looking to develop yourself within an environment which encourages hands on learning and sets you up for success.  You are ready to become an expert in audit and can advise on internal and external best practices and governance, risk, and controls. You are an organized individual who is quick thinker, able to provide sound advice and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. You have strong interpersonal skills as well as enjoy learning new things and can adapt to change quickly. You care deeply about the success of our team and have solid understanding of our organization’s mission and values.

Job Description

Reporting to the Internal Auditor, some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure compliance and consistency in the application of Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) Rules and Policies and performing in accordance with international auditing standards
  • Conduct regular compliance audit of billing, i.e., random, and targeted post payment audits of lawyer contracts and associated billings to ensure compliance with LAA Tariff and other billing protocols and reduce the risk of billing errors
  • Make recommendations to improve LAA billing process
  • Represent audit on working committees and/or other projects and initiatives as needed
  • Provide support to external auditors, consultants, or other assurance providers as required
  • Assist in the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines for Internal Audit operations, including audit and investigation protocols
  • Keep current on emerging trends and best practices, in audit and industry


Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business, Commerce, or a related field is required
  • Minimum 2 to 5 years of experience in related field. Combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Audit, or data analytics experience (or a combination of) will be considered an asset

Knowledge and Skills:

  • In depth and practical knowledge in compliance audits, including understanding and performing end-to-end compliance review.
  • Strong MS Office suite skills particularly MS Excel.
  • Strong strategic, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to formulate value add audits and recommendations.
  • Self-directed, with the ability to adapt and innovate to deliver effective and efficient audits.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influence skills to promote innovation, build consensus, and motivate others to accept and apply new concepts, or implement audit recommendations.
  • Proven skills in working with others and implementing creative approaches in resolving complex or sensitive issues with management and staff, as well as contracted lawyers or clients.
  • Strong project management and time management skills to effectively manage conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to apply professional judgment and flexibility with appropriate consideration of political and organizational sensitivity and materiality.

What We Offer

Perks of working with us

  • Competitive wage
  • 7% RRSP employer contribution
  • Hybrid work model (Flexibility with working from home)
  • Winter closures (Paid time off)
  • 3 weeks of paid vacations
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Health and wellness spending accounts
  • Work life balance
  • Professional growth
  • Educational development opportunities
  • Employee assistance program

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Reference competition number [LAA-22-10]. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.

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