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 an expert in audit and can advise on internal and external best practices and governance, risk, and controls. You are a 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.
Reporting to the Team Lead, Internal Audit, some of the key responsibilities include:
Establish and maintain a risk-based approach to auditing, assessing risks, ensuring compliance and consistency in the application of Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) Rules and Policies, and performing in accordance with international auditing standards.
Accountable for effective outcomes from compliance monitoring through audit, investigation and recovery of legal fees and disbursements, as well as audit of key programs and initiatives such as the High-Cost Case Management Program, Roster Management, Enterprise Risk Management, and Information Management and Technology.
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 provides recommendations for practical, efficient, and effective solutions to the issues identified.
Compliance Monitoring – The main responsibility will be to conduct routine compliance audit of Roster Lawyer Billing, i.e., random, and targeted post payment audits of lawyer billings to ensure compliance with LAA Tariff and other billing protocols, and reduce the risk of billing errors. When errors or patterns are identified, make recommendations to improve LAA billing process.
Able to carry data analysis and reporting using platforms such as, but not limited to, Power Bi, Tableau and others
Special Audits – Conduct special audits such as investigation of irregularities or potential fraud, or audit of specific areas based on urgent request by the Board or Management.
Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in Commerce or a related field is required, preferably with a professional designation in Accounting (CPA, CMA) or Finance.
Certified or working towards Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification.
Audit and data analytics experience.
Knowledge and Skills:
In depth and practical knowledge in: Auditing, Accounting, Information Technology, Risk Management, Internal Controls; Strategic and operational business/ financial planning processes.
Knowledge of professional auditing standards, gained through a combination of academic education, work experience, and professional training.
Knowledge of emerging trends in audit, particularly in the field of billing fraud, use of computer assisted audit tools. E.g., data analytics software, trends, or issues in the justice system
Knowledge of professional auditing standards, gained through a combination of academic education, work experience, and professional training
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 relationship and network building skills and experience to consult.
Strong project management and time management skills to effectively manage conflicting priorities.
What We Offer
Perks of working with us
7% RRSP employer contribution
Paid holiday closures
Health and dental benefits
Health and wellness accounts
Employee assistance program
Work from home opportunities
How To Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Reference competition number [LAA-21-67]. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Legal Aid Alberta has implemented a COVID 19-Vaccination Policy, requiring employees provide proof of vaccination, OR negative results of a privately administered, Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab-based PCR test performed within the preceding 48 hours of attending the office or workplace. This policy will be reviewed monthly and revised or repealed as the COVID-19 situation in Alberta changes.
Successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal record check.