Assistant Deputy Minister (Review Services)
Mr. Manchanda was appointed the Assistant Deputy Minister (Review Services) on 19 August 2013. He is responsible for providing the Deputy Minister and the Chief of the Defence Staff with independent, objective, and timely assurance services concerning the following: the integrity of Department of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) financial management and financial reporting processes; the effectiveness and adequacy of DND/CAF risk management, internal controls, governance, and accountability processes; compliance with governmental legislation, regulations, and policies, as well as program effectiveness; and performance measurement.
His previous position was that of Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM)/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), from November 2011 to August 2013. As CFO, he was responsible for providing sound financial advice on departmental operations to the Deputy Minister, the minister, and other ADMs in order to enable the successful achievement of the department’s mandate. He was responsible for all aspects of financial management, planning, budgeting, and reporting for the departmental budget of $ 1.6 billion. As well, he was responsible for the attestation of the financial aspects of all Memoranda to Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions.
Prior to that, he held the position of Director General, Internal Audit and Accountability Branch at CIC. As the chief audit executive he worked with four deputy ministers, in a department that has undergone significant organizational and machinery changes, to provide them with sufficient and timely oversight, assurance, and advice on departmental governance practices, risk management practices, key management control frameworks, and the auditability of the department’s financial statements.
Earlier, he worked for the Auditor General of Canada, KPMG, and Miller Hersh Chartered Accountants. He is a former president of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Ottawa Chapter) as well as a member of the Institute of the Internal Auditors International Committee dealing with professional issues.
He served on the board of directors of the Bruyère Continuing Care for a period of ten years (2005-2016). Additionally, he was appointed the chair of the board of directors from 2015-2016.
Mr. Manchanda is a chartered accountant, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a graduate diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University. He also completed the Executive Management Development Program at Simon Fraser University in 2002. He has been a part-time professor of introductory and advanced-level accounting and auditing courses to university and pre-professional students at both Carleton University and McGill University.
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