Assistant Deputy Minister (Review Services)
Ms. Julie Charron was appointed the Assistant Deputy Minister of Review Services in August 2019. Ms. Charron 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; DND/CAF risk management, internal controls, governance, and accountability processes; as well as program effectiveness; and performance measurement.
Julie previously held the position of Associate Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) at DND and was acting Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance) / Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for DND from January 2019 to June 2019. During that time, she was responsible for providing leadership and continuous development to departmental financial programs and reports, as well as leading the department’s management systems and process transformation. Prior to serving in this role, she held the position of Director General, Financial Operations and Services and Deputy Chief Financial Officer since March 2017.
She joined DND from Public Services and Procurement Canada where she was the Director General, Financial Operations Sector and DCFO from 2013 to 2017. During this time, she also acted as CFO for eight months.
She also worked at the Treasury Board Secretariat, Office of the Comptroller General, responsible for internal audit and related Management Accountability Framework. She held various positions at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada where she was responsible for financial and performance audits of federal departments, Crown Corporations, as well as provincial, territorial, and international organizations.
Julie graduated from l’Université du Québec (Hull) in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration and Accounting Sciences. She holds a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Accountant designation. She is also very active in her community, where she volunteers for various activities and organizations.
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