Chief Risk Officer

$164,910 - $222,720 yearly
  • Government of Ontario
  • Hybrid (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • Mar 08, 2023
Full time Accounting & Auditing Government

Job Description

The Office of the Comptroller General (OCG), Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS), provides value to Ministries across the Ontario Public Sector (OPS) through the delivery of service excellence in the areas of risk management, controllership and internal auditing. OCG acts as a centre for excellence in these areas, providing leadership on policy and direction, as well as on building capacity, capability and community.

TBS, OCG seeks a seasoned executive for the position of Chief Risk Officer/Assistant Deputy Minister (CRO/ADM) within the Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO) Division. The CRO/ADM provides executive leadership to enable a smart risk culture that builds capacity and enables sound decision-making for all the OPS.

An effective leader in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is responsible, innovative and collaborative. A responsible leader is someone who demonstrates authenticity, accountability and courage in how they interact with others. An individual who models ethical behaviour, and who is honest and capable of making difficult choices. An innovative leader is someone who leads with common purpose, embraces positive disruption, and has a future mindset. An individual who inspires others, values continuous learning and encourages development and integration. A collaborative leader focuses on helping others to grow, drives people-centred outcomes and promotes an environment of inclusivity. A leader who consistently works to confront bias and systemic barriers while understanding the importance of creating a more diverse and accessible workplace.

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals and persons with disabilities.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < > and the  OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.

The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.


Reporting to the Comptroller General, Associate Deputy Minister, the CRO/ADM:

·         Builds a strong enterprise risk management foundation in the OPS through strategic risk advisory service and guidance to ministries and provincial agencies;

·         Promotes a culture where the capacity, capability and confidence to support smart risk management is embedded in OPS processes and day-to-day activities, to enhance government's decision-making, public policy capacity, and service delivery to Ontarians;

·         Coordinates, integrates and communicates risk functions and information across the OPS; and

·         Leads and motivates a high-performing team of results-oriented internal audit professionals, fostering a diverse, inclusive, accessible and engaged workplace.


Executive Leadership, Political Acuity and Relationship Management

·         You are a seasoned executive who is an effective communicator, negotiator and consensus builder who can work collaboratively horizontally and vertically across the OPS;

·         You are experienced in leading the development of communications strategies, frameworks, and strong consultation networks both horizontally and vertically across a complex organization;

·         You can work collaboratively with the Comptroller General/Associate Deputy Minister, the Chief Internal Auditor/Assistant Deputy Minister and the Provincial Controller/Assistant Deputy Minister to support the delivery of OCG’s strategic mandate and business plan. 

Finance and Risk Controllership

Excellent knowledge and demonstrated effectiveness will be required in the areas of:

·         Enterprise risk management practices, principles, methodology, best practices and trends;

·         Policy and program development, financial management and business modernization;

·         Large complex organizational structures, governance and risk structures and process, concepts, and principles;

·         Government decision-making processes within the public sector, private sector or combined; and

·         Central agency decision-making processes, including Treasury/Management Board, Cabinet Committees and corporate functions to support risk models and reporting integration objectives.

Bonus info section:

·         The OPS uses multiple methods to assess candidates for executive positions; these may include resume screening, interviews, assignments, psychometric assessments, simulations and reference checks.

Location: Toronto/Hybrid

Salary: $164,910 - $222,720 Per Year

Job Term: 1 Permanent

Please apply online, only, by Thursday, March 16, 2023, by visiting Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the Executive Recruitment Unit at Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Career Level

Director / Senior Director