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Number of Findings

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Number of Recommendations Made for Improvements

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Number of Requests by Management for Internal Audit Services

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Number of Investigations Related to Misuse or Misappropriation of Municipal Assets Conducted

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Number of Rural Audits Conducted vs. Rural Audits in Plan

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Value of Identified Cost Savings/Recoveries

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Mandate

Assists the Municipality in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined risk based approach to evaluate and improve the integrity and effectiveness of the Municipality’s systems of risk management and control for governance, management and operational functions.

Department Key Services

Compliance and Control
  • Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
Enterprise Risk Management
  • Assist in the transfer of responsibility to the risk owners

Strategic/Council Initiatives

Goal 1: Building a Responsible Government

Objective: Strengthen a governance model that fosters a leadership-based approach.
Strategic Innitiatives:
  • Approval of Audit Committee
  • Internal Audit Charters
Objective: Implement business delivery modes that enhance customer service for residents throughout the Region.
Objective: Ensure consistency and continuity of the Organization’s policies and procedures.
Strategic Innitiative: Assist in the development and implementation of the Whistleblower policy.
Objective: Strengthen responsible financial management procedures.
Objective: Strengthen organizational capacity to plan, self-assess and report.
Objective: Strengthen a positive work environment of trust and respect.

Achievements (Aug 2015 – Sept 2016)

  • Approval of Charter by Audit Committee
  • Implementation of Whistle Blower Program.
  • Major audits of Regional Water Quality and Regional Emergency Services were completed.
  • Assisted the Recovery Task Force (Vendor audit, security patrols, budget assistance).

Major Business Initiatives (2017)

  • Audit Plan
  • Financial management audits and reports
  • Rural audits
  • Internal Audit Charter
  • Risk assessment curriculum
  • Support culture and employee wellness initiatives

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