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Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that works behind the scenes to support operational excellence. Our functional services teams (FSTs) provide services to 22,000 employees in over 400 locations worldwide. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our FSTs are vital to making our Company stronger. Explore opportunities in Financial Services.

Your Opportunity

As an Internal Auditor you will provide value-added assurance and consulting services.  You will accomplish this by collaborating with various business teams to understand, analyze and resolve business process and internal control issues with the goal of achieving business center and corporate compliance to mandated standards.  You will report to a Manager, Internal Audit and be responsible for completing SOX compliance work and assisting in the performance of internal audits.

Stantec’s Internal Audit (IA) department is evolving and growing to meet the company’s assurance needs.  IA team members can make a difference in improving Stantec’s business and financial processes.  We have a well-established SOX program which offers an excellent opportunity to learn the major financial reporting processes of the company.  We also have an evolving internal audit program which provides opportunities to learn about other key areas of Stantec’s business.  Those services are delivered within a dynamic company - recent exciting developments include continued domestic growth and expansion into international markets. 

This is a one year assignment, with the possibility of future full time employment.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Work independently while under the supervision of the Internal Audit Manager or Director, yet work collaboratively with all members of the Internal Audit team;
  • Take ownership of assigned tasks and meet budgets and deadlines;
  • Assist with risk assessments, document processes, design audit procedures, test controls, and evaluate/document results;
  • Ensure work complies with IIA professional standards;
  • Prepare clear and concise audit workpapers; prepare reports and other communications as requested by the Internal Audit Manager or Director;
  • Build positive working relationships with stakeholders including clients, management, and the external auditors;
  • Communicate audit findings to the client that are clear, concise, and factually accurate, to garner management’s support for the audit report and its recommendations;
  • Keep abreast of emerging issues and external regulatory requirements that have assurance implications;
  • Complete other projects as assigned such as consulting engagements;
  • Contribute to a team-oriented and continuous improvement environment; and
  • Minimum of 25% domestic and international travel will be required, 1-2 weeks in duration.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Superior skills in risk assessment, project management, analysis, problem solving and oral and written communication;
  • Confidence and the ability to work with all levels of staff and management within a large international company;
  • Ability to tie details to the “big picture”; and
  • Sound judgment.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance;

Two to three years of audit or accounting-related experience in a large, complex company and/or experience in public accounting, internal auditing and / or SOX compliance;

Certification in auditing or fraud examination is considered an asset (e.g., Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)) – if candidate does not have a certification, then candidate must commence the process to obtain a certification within the first year;


Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. 

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each others’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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