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|Appointments, Events and Other CCAF News of Interest|
|Friday, 04 October 2013 01:00|
Ms. Lysyk brings a wealth of experience to her new position from over 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. She served as Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, and previously as Deputy Auditor General of Manitoba. Ms. Lysyk is currently chair of the executive of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors. She also serves on CCAF's Board of Governors.
See http://www.auditor.on.ca/en/news_en/newsrelease_bonnielysyk.pdf for further information.
Ms. Ferguson has more than 30 years experience with the Provincial Auditor's office, most recently as Assistant Provincial Auditor.
See http://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=52 for more information.
As noted in our 2012-13 Annual Report, we recently began development of the first in what will be a series of practice guides that offer methodology tools for auditors.
The practice guide on Auditing Efficiency has recently been circulated to CCAF members and other stakeholders as a consultation draft. The guide is planned to be finalized in November, and will be made available on our website as a web-based interactive product.
In addition to this upgrade, we continue to deliver live demonstrations to CCAF members and stakeholders across Canada. Feedback from our members at these demonstrations has been overwhelmingly positive and we will continue to offer them to our members whenever possible.
The Audit News database, which contains performance audit reports and other documents, is updated bimonthly, with the Audit News bulletin published quarterly. The most recent Audit News bulletin can be accessed here.
Following a course renewal workshop held this spring that involved CCAF staff, its Associates, and client representatives, CCAF has revised its Fundamentals of Performance (value-for-money) Auditing workshop.
This workshop, designed for professionals new to performance auditing, takes participants through the entire performance audit process, and provides them with the basic knowledge and skills required to conduct a performance audit.
The results of the course renewal workshop led to the inclusion of new pre-course participants materials, exercises and content, and a stronger focus on tailoring the course to local client Office practices and participation by Office managers to support learning in-class.
We delivered the first offering of the revised course to the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta from August 13-16. The offering was highly rated by course participants, with one participant noting, "[the] course provided real life examples...and sharing of experiences...that helped to better understand the concepts. The instructors provided a lot of value".
Their Fellowships began in mid-August with an orientation period and their first courses, which included training on governance and accountability, planning a performance audit, and writing an audit report. The Fellows also travelled to Toronto for meetings at the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) of Ontario, the Auditor General's Office of the City of Toronto, the Ontario Internal Audit Division, and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. They have now joined their Canadian host offices, the OAGs of Canada (Monalisa Lotsu and Elisante Mshana), Alberta (Anh Nguyen and Huong Nguyen), and Quebec (Alain Memvuh and Noëlle Yalla).
The Fellowships are part of CCAF's International Legislative Oversight Program, which is funded by the Government of Canada. CCAF and the Fellows thank our many Canadian partners for their contributions to the program.
Meet the Fellows:Read their biographies here.
This year's Annual Conference of the Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees (CCPAC) & the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors (CCOLA), held in Regina, Saskatchewan from August 25-27, again provided an opportunity for PAC members and auditors general from across Canada to exchange views and hold discussions on matters of mutual interest. The Conference was hosted by Warren McCall, Chair of the Saskatchewan Public Accounts Committee and Bonnie Lysyk, then Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan.
CCAF led a number of sessions including the results of a recently conducted survey on PACs in Canada in a "lay of the land" session on the first day of the Conference. CCAF's CEO Paul Lohnes led the sessions with CCAF Associate Geoff Dubrow. Mr. Dubrow also facilitated a breakout session with PAC members on effective questioning of PAC witnesses and used interactive voting to identify members' key priorities for the upcoming year.
At this year's 11th Annual Forum, held September 8-11 in Edmonton, GIACC members shared their practices and experiences and discussed the role and challenges for internal audit in the current government environment.
Session topics included the role of audit in large-scale IT projects, leveraging tools such as data analytics to increase audit coverage, auditing efficiency, and the effect of government cost containment efforts on internal audit. Officials from the Government of Alberta gave presentations and shared their insights with members as well.
CCAF is pleased to report that, T. Bob Shahi, Director, Internal Audit Bureau, Government of the Northwest Territories, was presented with the 3rd Annual W. David Moynagh Commemoration Award at the business dinner held on September 10th, 2013, during the Government Internal Auditors Council of Canada (GIACC) Annual Forum in Edmonton, Alberta.
The Award was presented to Mr. Shahi by the annual forum co-chairs, Richard Kennedy, Chief Internal Auditor & Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance, Government of Ontario; Dan Stadlwieser, Chief Internal Auditor, Corporate Internal Audit Services, Alberta Treasury Board and Finance; and Paul Lohnes, President and CEO, CCAF-FCVI.
The Award is presented annually in memory of David Moynagh, to a GIACC member who has made a significant contribution to the Canadian public sector internal audit community, through GIACC, in promoting dialogue, collaboration and discussions geared to strengthening internal audit capacity in the public sector. The recipient of this award embodies the spirit of knowledge sharing, collegiality and generosity that was so much a part of David Moynagh's contribution to the community.
David Moynagh (1949-2011) was former Executive Director, Policy and Professional Practices, Internal Audit Sector for the Office of the Comptroller General, Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat and prior to that, longtime CCAF Director of Research. David was instrumental in the establishment and development of GIACC.