Internal Audit Performance Results
This information is being reported in compliance with Appendix A of the Office of the Comptroller General of Canada (OCG) Technical Bulletin 2023-1: Policy on Internal Audit. It states:
The objective of the Treasury Board Policy on Internal Audit is to ensure that the oversight of public resources throughout the federal public administration is informed by a professional and objective internal audit function that is independent of departmental management.
Heads of organizations are responsible for ensuring that internal audit in the department is carried out in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors International Professional Practices Framework unless the framework is in conflict with the Treasury Board Policy or its related directive; if there is a conflict, the policy or directive will prevail.
Departments with internal audit functions are required to publish key attributes of compliance as per section A.184.108.40.206 of the Treasury Board Directive on Internal Audit. It is important that the public is aware that heads of government organizations are receiving assurance and that activities are managed in a way that demonstrates responsible stewardship.
These attributes have been selected because they demonstrate to an external audience that, at a minimum, the fundamental elements necessary for oversight are in place, are operating as intended and are achieving results. The key attributes of compliance with the policy and standards are:
- internal auditors that are trained to effectively perform the work
- audit work that is performed in conformance with the international standards for the profession
- audit work that is performed according to a systematically developed risk-based audit plan, which has been approved by the head of the organization, and that results in management actions being taken in response to report recommendations
- audit work that is perceived by stakeholders as adding value in the pursuit of organizational objectives
Publishing departmental key compliance attributes provides pertinent information to Canadians and parliamentarians regarding the professionalism, performance and impact of the internal audit function in departments. These are not performance measures and no targets are attached. Under the Policy, the Comptroller General has the authority to amend these attributes, should there be changes in the internal audit environment and/or due to the evolving maturity of the internal audit function.
Date of information: As at .
Internal Audit Division qualifications
Do internal auditors in departments have the training required to do the job effectively? Are multidisciplinary teams in place to address diverse risks?
- 1(a) % of staff with an internal audit or accounting designation (CIA, CPA): 59%
- 1(b) % of staff with an internal audit or accounting designation (CIA, CPA) in progress: 12%
- 1(c) % of staff holding other professional designations (CGAP, CISA, etc.): 71%
- Certified Internal Auditor
- Chartered Professional Accountant
- Certified Government Auditing Professional
- Certified Information Systems Auditor
Conformance to professional standards
Is internal audit work performed in conformance with the international standards for the profession of internal audit as required by Treasury Board policy?
- 2(a) Date of last comprehensive briefing to Departmental Audit Committee on the internal processes, tools, and information considered necessary to evaluate conformance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Code of Ethics and the Standards and the results of the quality assurance and improvement program (QAIP):
- 2(b) Date of last external assessment:
Active audits and status of Management Action Plans (MAPs)
Are the Risk Based Audit Plans (RBAPs) submitted to audit committees and approved by deputy heads implemented as planned with resulting reports published? Is management acting on audit recommendations for improvements to departmental processes?
Internal audits Internal audit title Audit status Report approved date Report published date Original planned MAP completion date Implementation status 1. Targeted Control Audit of Precursor Chemicals Published – MAP not fully implemented 75% 2. Audit of Lookouts Approved – Not published N/A 20% 3. Follow-up Audit of Professional Standards Published – MAP fully implemented 100% 4. Audit of compensation processes and controls Published – MAP fully implemented 100% 5. Targeted Control Audit of Digital Devices at Ports of Entry (OPC Commitment) Approved – Not published N/A 67% 6. Targeted control audit of CARM business readiness Published – MAP fully implemented 100% 7. Audit of budgeting and forecasting Published – MAP not fully implemented 0% 8. Audit of Marine Targeting Process Approved – Not published N/A N/A 0% 9. Audit of Harassment Management Approved – Not published N/A N/A 0% 10. Targeted Control Audit of Temporary Resident Permits Approved – Not published N/A N/A 0% 11. Internal audit of federal government consulting contracts awarded to McKinsey & Company Published – MAP not fully implemented 25% 12. Audit of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) In progress N/A N/A N/A N/A 13. Audit of Notetaking by Officers In progress N/A N/A N/A N/A 14. Audit of Contracting and Procurement In progress N/A N/A N/A N/A 15. Audit of Arming In progress N/A N/A N/A N/A 16. Audit of the Data Strategy Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 17. Audit of Personal Seizures In progress N/A N/A N/A N/A 18. Audit of EX Staffing Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 19. Audit of Information Management Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 20. Audit of Internal Fraud Management Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 21. Audit of Postal Operations Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 22. Audit of Privacy Practices Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 23. Audit of Humanitarian Efforts Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 24. Targeted Control Audit of the Acquisition of Travel Documents in Support of Removals Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 25. Audit of Cybersecurity Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 26. Audit of Human Resources Planning Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A 27. Audit of Commercial Compliance Culpability Framework Planned N/A N/A N/A N/A
Credibility and value
Is internal audit credible and adding value in support of the mandate and strategic objectives of the organization?
Average overall usefulness rating of areas audited:
(percentage of responding auditees from post-audit survey results per the "Satisfaction" section of the most recent Capacity Assessment Template (CAT))
- Excellent: 49.89%
- Good: 46.95%
- Fair: 3.16%
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