Job Overview

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
1 year ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

The Job Opportunity:

We are currently looking for an IT Auditor to join our Audit Services team on a permanent basis, reporting to the Manager, Audit Services – IT.  The IT Auditor will be a key member of Emera’s Audit Services team, working closely with the Manager, Audit Services – IT, and other leaders and colleagues across the Emera group of companies.  The successful candidate will possess the ability to build solid business relationships and bring enthusiasm, initiative, and a strong commitment to professional development.  This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate to start a career in Information Technology auditing.


  • More specifically, in this role you will:
  • Execute various risk-based operational and regulatory Information Technology audits;
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls to mitigate risks and/or assess compliance with corporate policies and procedures, laws and regulations;
  • Support the SOX program and provide advisory services related to risk, control and corporate governance;
  • Strive to continually improve the quality of our audit activities as well as enhance Emera’s overall control environment;
  • Be responsible for your personal safety and that of your co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations

What You Bring to The Role :

  • As the ideal candidate you recognize yourself in most of the following competencies, and possess or are working towards the desired skills and experience listed below:
  • Undergraduate degree with a major in a technology or business discipline (e.g., MIS, Accounting);
  • 0 - 2 years of direct or related work experience in an Information Technology, internal audit, or public accounting environment. A minimum of 1 year of experience is preferred;
  • Knowledge of internal control frameworks (COSO as an example) or IT operations control frameworks (COBIT as an example);
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and broad business acumen;
  • Solid critical and strategic thinking abilities;
  • The ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
  • knowledge of IT audit tools (ACL, Arbutus Analyzer or IDEA) considered an asset;
  • Local to Halifax or willing to relocate.  

As a successful candidate, you value a diverse workforce that is reflective of your community and support a workplace where everyone feels welcome, respected, and seen.

Why join Emera? 

Emera is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest publicly traded companies, and a North American Top 20 utility. Our ability to serve more customers in more places is thanks to the commitment of our 7,100 employees in Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean. As we develop, we are excited to welcome new team members who are committed to our purpose and our approach to business. Emera values people who believe that safety and health, relationships, and excellence are integral to how we work. In return, we value the diversity of our people and invest in their growth through:

competitive compensation packages:  including a comprehensive pension and benefits plan and employee-sponsored saving plans;

opportunities for career growth:  including a strategic focus on employee development plans, ​ opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, and sponsored education programs;

giving back to communities:  including corporate investments in the places where our people live and work; employee dollars-for-doers and fundraising-matching programs, and scholarships for children of employees.

At Emera our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees.  As the ideal candidate, you are a strong leader who works to advance a safety culture by placing safety, health, and wellness above any business objective. You understand the importance of strong inclusive teams and developing employees to take on challenges and opportunities. As the IT Auditor, you encourage innovation, lead change to ensure continuous improvement demonstrate integrity, and set clear expectations for a high standard of work performance for yourself and the Corporate HR team. Lastly, as a successful candidate, it is your responsibility to connect every decision to the company strategy and apply sound judgment to translate new ideas into actions.

Reports to: Manager, Audit Services – IT

Application Requirement:   To apply, please click on the blue ‘APPLY NOW’ button in this job posting, complete all required information fields, and attach your cover letter and resume into one single file to the online form.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline:   We encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity but no later than August 5, 2022. Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy:  When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees are based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

In accordance with Emera’s occupational health and safety program and the Emera Vaccine Program, subject to any approved accommodation, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  For clarity, “fully vaccinated” means having the number of doses or combination of doses of a vaccine approved by Health Canada or local public health agencies in the jurisdiction in which they will be employed.

At Emera we value diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the online application process. Emera supports candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.


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