During an OAG financial audit, you can expect:
Professionalism: Professional behaviour from our staff throughout the audit process.
Expertise: Our audit teams have many years of combined experience in public sector accounting and auditing. We keep up to date and train our staff on the latest developments in the standards we use.
Independence: We take our independence very seriously. We are required to maintain our independence in accordance with office standards, and professional standards such as those of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and British Columbia. We will confirm this in writing to you during the course of the audit.
Confidentiality: As per the Auditor General Act, all of the records generated during the course of our work are exempt from disclosure under the terms of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. There are some limited situations, such as a court action, where we may be required to share information during our audit.
No Surprises: We will keep you informed every step of the way, including offering clear and timely communication about significant accounting and auditing issues.
Valuable Feedback: Audits are an opportunity to gain insight into your organization, and aid in continuous improvement.