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Audit

Department Overview

Our Vision and Mission

Vision

To be leaders in building public trust in our civic government

Mission

To support City Council and the Public Service by providing objective and independent advice and assurance with respect to governance, risk management, performance and accountability

Our Strategic Goals

  • To provide independent and objective assurance on the efficiency and effectiveness of City operations, as well as timely, relevant and value-added recommendations for improvement
  • To influence organizational outcomes and accountability by promoting good governance, effective risk management and controllership, and comprehensive and transparent performance information
  • To deliver high quality, cost-effective Audit services

Our Key Risks

Credibility - maintain a high standard of competence and professionalism

Independence and Objectivity - provide independent assurance that is fair and balanced

Relevance - produce high quality reports that include value-added recommendations

Resources - maintain an adequate level of resources to provide an appropriate level of assurance

Capacity - supplement resources with partnerships and audit processes that optimize coverage and productivity

Our Key Strategies

  • Deliver timely, value-added and relevant audit reports
  • Educate clients and stakeholders on strategic areas of focus
  • Improve quality of information for clients and stakeholders
  • Maintain departmental capacity and a professional workforce
  • Prudently manage financial resources
  • Deliver cost-effective and innovative audit services
  • Ensure an effective performance management model

Our Performance Measures and Results

The Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) represents local government audit organizations in both the United States and Canada. Based on annual surveys of members, performance benchmarks are established for audit organizations by size. Results for the Audit Department are provided in the Balanced Scorecard which is included in our annual Report on Performance.

Last update: November 19, 2015