The Office of the Auditor General of Canada employs some 650 people at its head office in Ottawa, and in four regional offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montréal and Halifax.
The Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, and the Executive Committee provide overall professional and administrative direction for the Office, which also receives external advice through several committees.
Our audit professionals are highly qualified in their fields and bring a rich mix of academic disciplines and experience to their work. They include accountants, engineers, lawyers, management experts, information technology professionals, environmental specialists, economists, historians, and sociologists. All audit staff have a graduate degree, or a bachelor’s degree and professional designation, and many have additional credentials.
Auditors are organized into teams that are assigned to audits of specific departments, agencies, or Crown corporations, and audits of Canada’s three territories. They are supported in their work by specialists in law, professional practices, international relations, information technology, knowledge management, human resources, financial management, communications, and parliamentary liaison.
All staff members adhere to a Code of Values, Ethics and Professional Conduct that serves to encourage and maintain a professional work environment, and to maintain and enhance the confidence of the public and the government in the Office’s integrity.
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