Performance results for the internal audit function - November 30, 2020

Performance results for the internal audit function - November 30, 2020
Performance results will answer questions that stakeholders may have about the oversight of public resources CSE Performance Results
Do internal auditors in departments have the expertise and training required to do the job effectively?
  • 78% of staff within the IA function have a financial designation and or IA certification.
  • Training is provided annually.
Is internal audit work performed in conformance with the international standards for the profession of internal audit as required by Treasury Board policy?
  • Yes.
  • Results of a recent External Quality Review provided by the IA function with highest possible overall result of ‘Generally Conforms’.
Are the Risk Based Audit Plans (RBAPs) submitted to audit committees and approved by deputy heads implemented as planned with resulting reports published?
  • Yes, RBAP is submitted to audit committee and approved by Deputy Head (Chief) and resulting reports are shared and published internally.
  • FY2019‑20: 4 of the 6 approved audits were completed as planned ‑‑ one planned was put on hold as the intended system under review was being replaced ‑ the second engagement was started in FY19‑20 but was intended to be completed in Q2 2020‑21.
Is management acting on audit recommendations for improvements to departmental processes?
  • Yes.
  • Open actions are closely monitored and action status reporting occurs twice a year ‑ results are shared with the Departmental Audit Committee to help with advancement of implementations.
Is internal audit credible and adding value in support of the mandate and strategic objectives of the organization?
  • Yes.
  • Results of an External Quality Review (2018) indicated that senior management viewed the IA function as a value-added resource that is providing timely and relevant advice.
  • This past year, IA participating in three advisory engagements focused on future IT systems.
  • The IA team has positioned themselves as Cyber Audit leaders.

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