2020–2021 List of Planned Internal Audit Engagements

Directive on Internal Audit

  • Appendix A: Mandatory Procedures for Internal Auditing in the Government of Canada
    • A.2.2.3 Departments must meet public reporting requirements as prescribed by the Comptroller General of Canada and using Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat prescribed platforms, including:
      • (…)
      • A. A list of planned audit engagements for the coming fiscal year.

The requirement to publish a list of audits scheduled to begin in the coming fiscal year is essential to demonstrating responsible stewardship to Canadians by providing open and transparent information on the government’s intentions to conduct engagements in areas of higher risk in departments.

List of Planned Internal Audit Engagements 2020—2021
Title of the Engagement1 Area being audited Status2 Expected completion date
Joint Audit and Evaluation of the Department’s Electronic Document management System (SharePoint) Information Technology Completed Q2 2020–21
Review of Audit Readiness: Management of Special Projects (Ongoing) Program 3: Economic Development Policy Ongoing Q2 2020–21
Staffing Review – Phase 1 Human Resources Ongoing Q2 2020–21
Audit of the Departmental Risk Management Framework Management Oversight Cancelled Q2 2020–21
Audit of G&S Expenditures Related to COVID-19 Financial Management Ongoing Q1 2021–22
Audit of the Business Continuity Plan Management Oversight Planned Q3 2021–22
Consulting Engagement – COVID-19 Lessons Learned Management Oversight Ongoing Q3 2021–22
Audit of Financial Commitments to International Financial Institutions Program 10: Commitments to International Financial Organizations Planned Q3 2021–22
Audit of Gender-based Analysis Program 2: Economic and Fiscal Policy, Planning and Forecasting Planned Q4 2021–22
Audit of Information Security Classification Information Management Planned Q4 2021–22

1 Internal audits identified as planned are subject to change.

2 As listed in the 2020–23 Risk-based Audit Plan approved by the Deputy Minister on August 12, 2020.

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