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 The Role of Auditing In Public Sector Governance

Speaker Presentation
2/28/2013 12:00 PM
2/28/2013 3:00 PM
The Albany Club - 91 King Street East; Toronto, ON M5C 1G3 |


Lunch Education Series

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Role Of Auditing In Public Sector Governance”
Session Overview
This session will focus on the following elements of a research study that Jacques co-authored:
1.     Definition of Public Sector
2.     Internal and External Auditing in a Public Sector (PS) Context
3.     Public Sector Governance
4.     The Role of Public Sector (PS) Auditing
5.     Key Elements of an Effective PS Audit Activity
6.     Basic Governance Principles
7.     Governance Principles Critical to the Public Sector
8.     Public Sector Auditing
a.   Definitions and Origins of Auditing
b.  Audit Roles
c.   Reporting Line of PS Auditors
d.  Types of Audits & Other Services
9.     Audit and Other Oversight Committees in the PS
Immediately following Jacques’ presentation at 2:00 pm, there will be a panel discussion that will expand upon the differences between Internal Audit’s and the External Auditor’s role in Public Sector Governance within Ontario. The panel will consist of the following individuals:
1.     Paul Wallis, Director of IA, City of Vaughan
2.     Teresa Coelho, Director of IA, Mount Sinai Hospital
3.     Sanjeev Batra, Director, Enterprise-Wide Audit Services Team, Ontario Internal Audit Division
4.     Mark Britt, Director of IA from U of T
Jacques Lapointe, BA, CA, CPA, CIA, CGAP, Auditor General, Province of Nova Scotia
As the Auditor General of the Province of Nova Scotia, Jacques is responsible to the House of Assembly and the people of Nova Scotia for providing independent objective assessments of the operations of government and the integrity of financial reports. He assists with holding the government accountable for the use of public funds and contributes to a well-performing public sector that gives value for money.
Prior to his appointment in March 2006, Jacques served as Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Internal Auditor for the government of the Province of Ontario,  following several years in government finance and audit, and a 15-year career in public accounting that included several years as a partner in a Toronto, Ontario chartered accounting firm.
A native of Kirkland Lake in northern Ontario, Jacques is a Chartered Accountant with an honours degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.  He has served on the Boards of Directors of several non-profit corporations and crown agencies, has published articles on government audit and has been a frequent speaker at professional conferences in Canada and abroad. 
A member of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors, he also serves on the Board of Governors and the audit committee of the CCAF-FCVI Inc., the Nova Scotia Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Professional Conduct Committee and the IIA Research Foundation Board of Trustees and recently served on the Canadian Public Sector Accounting Board’s Tax Revenue Task Force.  A long-time supporter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, he has served on a number of IIA international committees, including the Professional Issues Committee and the Public Sector Committee, and has advised on or co-authored a number of IIA publications.
As space is limited, please pre-register by calling or emailing the IIA Toronto Chapter Office. Late registrations may not be accommodated due to space limitations.  Substitutions are welcome.   
To register online, please visit the event website: 
Phone:   416-223-5326
Fax:        905-508-2790
The Albany Club - 91 King Street East; Toronto, ON M5C 1G3
Registration, Lunch And Networking: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presentation and Panel Discussion:  12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Members - $59 (inc. HST) / Non-Members - $70 (inc. HST) / Students - $32 (inc. HST) with valid student ID
Please Note:  There is a cancellation policy in effect.
CPE: 1.5 credits
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