Governance, Risk and Control Analyst

Posted on January 12, 2021. Region: Winnipeg, MB


Governments of all levels are challenged with increasing citizen expectations for what and how services are delivered, rising costs and limited tolerance for tax increases. Citizens want to receive the right services in the right ways at the right costs, getting value for invested tax dollars. The Government of Manitoba has been working for the past few years to undertake a rapid and comprehensive public sector transformation initiative, ensuring critical public services are delivered efficiently and cost effectively, are focused on outcomes transparently reported to citizens and, most importantly, can be sustained for decades to come. Strong financial controls and oversight are the single most important pillar in achieving sustainability and accountable government.

The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) provides financial and analytical support and strategic management advice to the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board, a sub-committee of Cabinet, responsible for the overall fiscal management and reporting of the Manitoba government and the establishment of policies required for the effective management of public funds to meet government objectives. Treasury Board Secretariat is also responsible for the summary budgeting, public accounts, strategic initiatives, government-wide balanced scorecards and internal audit functions.

TBS is the centre of the public service transformation, providing leadership in the focus on outcomes and the journey to fiscal sustainability. Now sitting within Treasury Board Secretariat, the Internal Audit Division is made up of the Professional Practice Branch and the Operational Audits Branch. Their vision is to be a trusted advisor and partner providing value-added services for government accountability and continuous improvement. The Division provides independent and objective assurance and advisory services to Manitoba, the results of which may lead to significant government policy, program or financial changes.

This a great opportunity for you to apply your knowledge, skills and experience beyond traditional audits. You can be part of a diverse and engaged team that supports the vision to transform and move Manitoba forward. As Manitoba’s public sector continues to transform, by embracing challenges and placing innovation at the center of its work, the Internal Audit Division is transforming too. Our client is looking for strong team members wanting to make a difference and positively shape our future, and have a significant impact on governance, risk and control.

Our client is seeking strong leaders who are motivated and proactive in their approach, can apply superior critical thinking and proven analytical skills to complex issues and problems, and have an interest in directly influencing and contributing to transformation and improvement throughout all aspects of the operation of government.


The Governance, Risk and Control Analyst is responsible for the performance of complex and diverse internal audit projects, which include internal and external research and analysis, and assessing and reporting on policies, programs, governance, risk management and internal controls. The results of these projects may lead to significant government policy, program or financial change. The Governance, Risk and Control Analyst also supports the division’s Professional Practice Branch.


The following is a summary of the key responsibilities of this position:

  • Based on the audit plan, conduct research and data collection through interviews, document and system reviews, observation and literature and internet best practices searches
  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills and a whole-of-government perspective, to consolidate information and develop an understanding of departments, programs, funded agencies, policies, issues and priorities
  • Assess all research, data and information against defined criteria, draft findings and conclusions and provide strategic insights
  • Develop recommendations and/or creative alternate solutions for complex issues, such as changes to policies, programs, governance, risk management, internal controls and financial management practices
  • Draft comprehensive, well-supported and defensible reports that clearly describe how the audit was conducted, its findings and conclusions and recommendations for change and improvement
  • Participate in presentations and discussions with departments and operating reporting entities, effectively communicating complex, confidential and sensitive information in a clear and concise manner


The Treasury Board Secretariat relies on the knowledge, skills and experience of the governance, risk and control analyst to identify options for enhancing programs and services and ensure value for money to Manitobans. Candidates must demonstrate they meet specific education and experience requirements as well as several critical competencies.

Candidates will bring to this opportunity an MBA with a focus on finance or a post graduate degree in a relevant discipline (accounting, economics or organizational development) complemented by extensive experience:

  • Conducting complex risk-based program analyses and reviews,
  • Quantitative and qualitative research and analysis; and
  • In the application of internal audit concepts, techniques and best practices and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Candidates will demonstrate strong financial acumen with an in-depth understanding of financial management, accounting and resource allocation principles and metrics.

The successful candidate will have superior oral, written and presentation skills, excellent organizational skills, strong political acumen and the ability to lead and motivate team members to achieve defined results. Candidates will be systems thinkers and effective problem solvers who are inspired by the opportunity to positively influence government programs and operations.

A professional designation such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is desired. Experience in a public sector environment and extensive knowledge of public sector accounting standards will be considered an asset.

For further information, please contact Lillian Wong, Senior Manager, Consulting at 204.789.3089. Resumes should be submitted to


Winnipeg, MB

Job type: Full-time

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