Organizational Structure and Governance

Role of the Chief Audit Executive (Internal Audit function)

The Chief Audit Executive manages the Internal Audit (IA) function of CAS. He reports to the Chief Administrator (CA). In compliance with Government of Canada Standards and International Internal Audit Standards, the IA is a professional, independent from line management, objective assurance and advisory activity designed to add value and improve CAS’s operations. It supports CAS in achieving its business objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of CAS management control framework, governance and risk management systems and related practices. The Internal audit function achieves this value through the provision of reasonable assurance to the CA, the Audit Committee and senior management. Specifically, IA conducts assurance engagements on various aspects of governance, risk management and control, and follows-up on progresses made with respect to Management Action Plans developed to address audit recommendations made by IA and external assurance providers including the Office of the Auditor General or the Office of the Comptroller General.