The three questions you should ask yourself to avoid cost estimation risks

Risk is always present in any undertaking, no matter the size or duration of the project. Risk can jack up program costs, foul up schedules and draw out projects beyond their stated deadlines, and even ultimately derail a program....

February 2017 issue: Finding True North

The latest issue of Canadian Government Executive is currently available. Some of the articles appearing in this edition are: Making Government Websites Accessible For People With Disabilities: Outlook, Challenges and Opportunities Finding True North: Moving towards a purpose-driven culture The New Internal Audit Function Building Canada’s Cyber Security HR Capacity The Service Research Conference The...

Evaluation Goals: Implementing Evaluation Audit Practice in a Non-Profit Agency in Toronto

The non-profit sector is operating within an era of increased accountability, both vertical and lateral. It is part of good governance. At one point or another, non-profits must explain how they will ensure that project goals are being met, for the sake of their funders or accreditors (vertical accountability). Moreover, non-profit health organizations exist to...

December 2016 issue: Evaluation audit practice

The latest issue of Canadian Government Executive is now available. In this issue, we have stories on: Does ‘Deliverology’ Deliver? The Ways and Means of Deliverology Success Implementing an Evaluation Audit Practice in a TORONTO Non-Profit Agency Leading the Fight Against Depression in the Workplace Enhancing Horizontal Assurance in the Public Sector Linking Policy Innovation...

The auditor as Agent of Organizational Learning

While internal auditing has been considerably strengthened in most jurisdictions in the last decade, auditors must continue to look to the future and consider how they can deliver even more value to their organizations, helping them innovate and perform better. In today’s fast-changing environment, public managers are asked to become more innovative, to meet higher...

Focusing on Customer Service

The October issue of Canadian Government Executive on Focusing on Customer Service is now available. In this issue, we carried the following articles: Transforming Frontline Service at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia The Auditor as Agent of Organizational Learning The “Hackathon” as an Instrument in Policy Design Professionalizing Evaluation in the Government of Canada:...

A Strategy to Drive Internal Audit Analytics

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Responding to the growing demands for departments to gain greater insights on their programs and operations using data, internal auditors are tasked to find ways to apply data analytics to drive effective and efficient client consulting and auditing. Audit that uses data to assess and identify risk, test controls and report issues, adds value and...

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8 questions banks should ask to prepare for IFRS 9

In a little more than a year, Canadian banks and lending companies will be facing a massive data analytics tasks brought on by an upcoming financial industry reporting standard. IFRS 9 is an International Financial Reporting Standard promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) which primarily alters current industry requirements compelling financial firms to...

The Capacity Squeeze: Excessive Processing or Where Has our Capacity Gone?

As an executive you’ve probably experienced frustration when you ask for something and it takes weeks to appear. There is a good chance that your processes are too complex, have too many steps and require more effort than they should to get the job done. It’s known as Excessive Processing and it is one of...

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Drug coverage for veterans poorly managed: Auditor General

Veterans Affairs Canada is not adequately managing the drug component of the Health Care Benefits of former Canadian soldiers under its care, according to the most recent review conducted by the Auditor General’s Office. The department did not have the proper process for making evidence-based decisions related to its drug benefits list nor did it have...