Tag Archives: Internal Audit

Time for everyone to step up

November 20, 2013


The Overtime Audit finally landed at Council’s Audit Committee yesterday. The intensity of the comments, since it entered the public realm, is reflective of the transformation our new internal audit practice is leading – in my opinion not just for our local government but others. Our Internal Auditor confirmed she received the full co-operation of all […]

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Normalizing continuous improvement

November 17, 2013

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The 2013 City of Guelph budget – all in – was $425,239,200. Yes, almost half a billion dollars. That is the scale of the business. So when the organization moves on a corporate level to embrace better ways to deliver service and work efficiently, the numbers won’t be trivial. Optimization of investment practices in Finance […]

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October 23, 2013

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Several years ago, the cost of police overtime was a significant issue at the Guelph Police Services Board. The Chief of the day conducted a thorough internal review and reported to the Board on overtime use by the service.  To this day, the Board still receives regular reports on overtime.  Shining a light on its […]

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Building Public Trust

April 5, 2013

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Our first internal audit will be considered by our Audit Committee next week. It is significant in many ways and not just because it is our first. I learned about the role of an Internal Auditor during a module on Audit Committees and their financial oversight responsibilities.  This was part of the curriculum of The Directors […]

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