Corporate Internal Audit Services
Corporate Internal Audit Services works cooperatively with executive management and staff in all government departments to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, economy and accountability of Government of Alberta programs.
The division provides independent, objective assurance and advisory services to assist management to meet business objectives by evaluating and making recommendations to improve the government’s risk management, control and governance processes.
Corporate Internal Audit Services serves all departments, and those agencies, boards and commissions that select the division as its internal auditor.
Corporate Internal Audit Services works with ministries to provide objective, risk-based assurance and advisory services regarding risk management, control and governance processes that add value and improve government operations, while maintaining independence as required by the standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
The mandate of Corporate Internal Audit Services is set out in the Corporate Internal Audit Services Charter approved by the Deputy Minister of Treasury Board and Finance, who chairs the Internal Audit Committee.
The Internal Audit Committee is a key committee supporting the Deputy Minister’s Council. It is responsible to monitor the governance, control and risk management systems in the Alberta government and exercises its judgment to ensure an appropriate balance is struck between managing the risks to the government and the costs of doing so.
The Internal Audit Committee is responsible for oversight of Corporate Internal Audit Services.
The mandate of Internal Audit Committee is set out in the Internal Audit Committee Charter, approved by the Deputy Minister of Treasury Board and Finance, who chairs this Committee.
The Internal Audit Committee has eight members, including the Chair:
- Deputy Minister, Treasury Board and Finance (Chair)
- Deputy Minister, Public Service Commissioner (Vice-Chair)
- Deputy Minister, Service Alberta
- Deputy Minister, Advanced Education
- Deputy Minister, Municipal Affairs
- Deputy Clerk of Executive Council and Deputy Secretary to Cabinet
- Two Public Members
The Chief Internal Auditor reports functionally to the Internal Audit Committee and administratively to the Deputy Minister, Treasury Board and Finance.
- Institute of Internal Auditors: http://www.theiia.org/