The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Chief Audit Executive

The picturesque and historic University of Saskatchewan (U of S) campus is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The U of S strives to create an environment of collaboration, innovation and discovery and be recognized as a place where many peoples come together to engage in mutually respectful relations and dialogues. The University of Saskatchewan community includes over 20,000 students, 7,500 faculty and staff, and more than 150,000 alumni, supporters and partners throughout Canada and the world.

The U of S is a centre of excellence for education, research and service. Its 17 colleges and schools offer a wide array of discipline-based, interdisciplinary and professional programs. Propelled by its people and a strong capacity for innovation, the U of S is the province’s major research institution and its only medical doctoral university. A member of the U15 (Canada’s top research-intensive universities), the U of S is known for its six signature areas of research—Aboriginal Peoples, Agriculture, Energy and Mineral Resources, One Health, Synchrotron Sciences, and Water Security.

The Chief Audit Executive adds significant value to the university’s governance, risk management and internal control systems. The primary role of the Chief Audit Executive is to ensure university systems are consistent with the strategic goals and the Audit Services Charter, and in compliance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Standards). The Chief Audit Executive is accountable for implementing strategies and developing a team culture that evaluates and analyzes operational, financial, and internal compliance controls to identify any significant control weaknesses and to provide assurance that systems are effective. This leadership role participates in university-wide initiatives, acting as a strong business consultant on complex issues.

The ideal candidate possesses a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or a Certified Public Account (CPA) designation, coupled with a degree in business, accounting, finance, or a risk-related field. With significant experience leading an internal audit function, the incumbent has a track record of leading change and developing teams that evaluate and analyze operational, financial, and internal compliance controls to identify any significant control weaknesses and to provide assurance that systems are effective. Having worked in complex organizations, the incumbent has experience working effectively with diverse groups of people and personally contributing to an inclusive work environment. To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact 403-410-6700 or

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.