Like many internal audit functions in the Federal Government, CFIA’s Internal Audit Directorate (IAD) needs to carefully manage resources as it balances priorities related to audit operations, professional practices, and stakeholder needs. So when it was time for IAD to refresh its Performance Measurement and Reporting Framework, a key objective was to deliver a useful and practical framework that efficiently integrated with existing processes and requirements. Join Karen Crawford Byron and Darren Budd as they walk through CFIA’s approach and experience to developing relevant performance metrics, realistic targets, and multi-purpose reporting. During the session, they will discuss how IAD was able to integrate performance measurement and reporting into their post-audit surveys, QAIP, internal audit’s business plan, as well as CAE, MAF and Audit Committee Reporting.
Karen Crawford Byron CMA, CFE
Since 2010, Karen has been with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Audit and Evaluation Branch as the Director of Internal Audit. In this role she is responsible for audit operations and the majority of practice management functions and activities. After 16 years with the former Consulting and Audit Canada as a cost auditor, Karen became the Director of Professional Practices, Audit Branch at the Public Service Commission in 2006 before moving on to a similar role with the Canada Border Services Agency where she served until 2010. Karen is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Darren Budd CPA, CA, CIA, CISA, CRMA
Darren is a co-owner of Orbis Risk Consulting Inc. and specializes in providing internal audit and risk management consulting services to clients that are primarily within the Government of Canada. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2005, Darren led the internal audit functions at Irving Oil Limited and the Credit Union Central of Nova Scotia. He is an active member of the IIA Ottawa Chapter and frequent presenter on topics related to internal audit and risk management.