RECENT OR POTENTIAL BBA GRADS – Financial Audit Trainee, Auditor General of Canada – Halifax


Are you a young professional in search of a 24 month internship in order to obtain your Professional Accountant designation (CPA)? If so, we have an offer for you that will exceed your expectations!

We want to offer you the possibility of joining our dynamic and challenging pre-approved financial audit trainee program. The Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) offers many great opportunities such as a rewarding work environment, a mentoring program, reimbursements of CPA training expenses, as well as paid study leave. What more would you need to achieve your goal of obtaining your CPA and launching your career the right way?

Take the leap to start your career by making a difference for Canadians. Our organization ensures that Canada’s federal and territorial governments are accountable and productive and this is your chance to be a part of it. This opportunity will allow you to work within an organization that values respect for its employees, professionalism, and commitment to excellence.

What are you waiting for? Send us your resume, we can’t wait to meet you!


Education Students with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting (or equivalent*) from a Canadian university or Canadian equivalency, a cumulative average of B+ or higher, and pursuing a CPA designation with a public accounting licence
Students who successfully completed the CPA Canada Common Final Examination (CFE), in a assurance role OR Students who successfully completed the CPA Canada Uniform Final Examination (UFE) *The equivalent is defined of Commerce, of Management, of Economics
the successful completion of the preparatory courses recognized by CPA provincial bodies for admission to the Professional Education Program (PEP) *Candidates with foreign educational credentials are responsible for providing proof of Canadian equivalency. You must consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at for further information. Proof of education can be required at any stage of the process. Language Requirements : English Essential


  • Work experience (Previous audit experience)

The following competencies could be measured with tools including but not limited to: interview, written exam, and/or reference checks:

  • Integrity and respect
  • Technical subject matter expertise
  • Personal effectiveness and project management skills
  • Personal and people development skills
  • Strategic thinking, rigorous analysis, and sound judgement
  • Productive and collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • Innovation and ability to guide change
  • Clear and influential communication

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be able to work as a member of a team in Halifax and be willing to travel within Canada.


As a trainee you will report to a director and will benefit from continued mentoring by an audit supervisor. You will be part of a financial audit team in Halifax that is responsible for audits of federal departments and Crown corporations. You will participate in the planning, examination and reporting phases on different audits. Occasionally, you might participate in performance audits and special examinations. You must be willing to travel and experience all parts of the country, from coast to coast, north to south.

Application Details

You must submit a complete application through our website (see link below), consisting of a covering letter which clearly demonstrates how you meet the screening criteria, a transcript, and a resume which supports the covering letter. The covering letter will be used as the primary tool in the screening process and the resume will only be used to substantiate the information provided. Your covering letter must clearly demonstrate through concrete examples how you meet each screening criterion. One suitable approach for your covering letter is to use each individual screening criterion as a header and then, for each criterion, write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how you meet that criterion. For example, describe the kind of position(s) occupied and provide a precise description of the tasks performed for each position.

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Candidates must meet all screening criteria to be invited for an interview.

Deadline for applications is Monday, July 16th, 2018.