Fort Erie, Ontario

Posted On: January 11, 2022
Last Day to Apply: February 01, 2022


(Temporary for up to 18 – 24 months)

Looking for a career opportunity in which you are responsible for the overall compliance of policies, procedures, contracts, laws, regulations, and ethics of a business and multiple subsidiaries?  

The Internal Auditor position provides an exciting developmental opportunity for a motivated and organized problem-solver with a positive attitude, and a passion for learning and cultivating relationships. The Internal Auditor has a combination of sound auditing and financial knowledge, willingness to learn, problem solving capabilities and the ability to develop/maintain relationships across multiple operating companies including Canadian Niagara Power, Cornwall Electric, Algoma Power and Wataynikaneyap Power PM. 

Key functions of this role:

  • Provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services in planning, execution and reporting of internal/external audit projects.
  • Assist the Board of Directors and FortisOntario executives in accomplishing business objectives with an acceptable risk framework by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to improve effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance.
  • Opportunity to lead presentations to the Board of Directors and FortisOntario Executive
  • Lead the independent evaluation of design and operating effectiveness of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (“ICFR”) to support management evaluation of ICFR.
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) Section 302/304 in accordance with guidance and planning from Fortis Inc.
  • Enhance the current audit program, perform audit testing, prepare working papers, and communicate issues to management, with additional formal reporting to the Board of Directors at audit completion.
  • Ensure compliance with Company policies, procedures, contracts, laws, regulations, ethics, and help safeguard the Company’s assets.
  • Exposure to the Ontario regulatory environment and the unprecedented Wataynikaneyap Power Project 

What makes you a successful candidate?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or Business Administration
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation in good standing.
  • 3 to 5 years of progressive auditing experience with a strong knowledge of accounting practices and procedures, internal controls systems and advanced accounting systems.
  • Understanding of Canadian Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises.
  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail, able to commit to an increased work volume on a periodic basis, and adaptable to changing work priorities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent data analysis skills with the ability to identify opportunities for improvements and develop/implement appropriate solutions.
  • Travel to other FortisOntario subsidiaries will be required on a periodic basis.
  • Understanding of SOX compliance and US GAAP is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Energy Board’s Distribution System Code and Transmission System Code is an asset.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid Ontario “G” license with a clean driving abstract - travel within Ontario will be required. 

This opportunity is located at our corporate office in beautiful Fort Erie, and reports to the Vice President Finance/Chief Financial Officer of FortisOntario. Remote working on a full or part-time basis would be considered. 

If you are seeking a rewarding career with the ability to work independently and be part of a collaborative and dynamic team with an attractive compensation package - we encourage you to apply!

For more information on this exciting opportunity, please visit our Career Opportunity page at to apply by Feb 1st, 2022. 

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Canadian Niagara Power Inc. (CNPI) together with FortisOntario, is committed to nurturing a positive, professional, and equal opportunity workforce. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, we are equipped to accommodate individual needs identified to us throughout our hiring process.

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