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Internal audit reports

Internal audit is an independent and objective assurance function which helps promote the City's efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability.

The audit process establishes and maintains a practical internal control system to achieve business objectives and manage risk exposures. An independent audit function is essential to government accountability.

How the City's internal audit process works

At the City of Vancouver, a team of five certified internal audit professionals is dedicated to completing a variety of audits focused on effectiveness, efficiency, and economy.

To ensure independence and objectivity, the internal audit division reports to the internal audit management team consisting of the city manager, deputy city manager, director of finance, and director of legal services. Their goal is to facilitate management in establishing a practical level of internal controls to meet business objectives.

Types of internal audits

The City conducts internal audits and consulting work in a number of areas:

  • Financial audit - Assurance that financial statements are presented fairly in accordance with the financial reporting framework
  • Performance audit - An examination of the efficiency and effectiveness of programs
  • Advisory Services – Provides assistance to City departments on policies, procedures and internal control issues

Internal audit schedule

In January and July of each year, follow-up of open audit recommendations are conducted for all audit reports issued. The objective is to determine the extent to which audit recommendations have been implemented and whether any significant internal control weaknesses remain outstanding.

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Audits released in 2016

Release date Audit document
October 4, 2016 Mobile Device Usage and Compliance Audit PDF file (156 KB)
September 30, 2016 Surprise Audit of Cash Handling at Parking Operations & Enforcement Branch PDF file (229 KB)
September 28, 2016 Surprise Cash Handling and Management Oversight Audit at Kitsilano Pool PDF file (102 KB)
September 20, 2016 Surprise Cash Handling and Management Oversight Audit at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory PDF file (104 KB)
September 2, 2016 Solid Waste Utility Audit PDF file (213 KB)
August 26, 2016 Bylaw Enforcement Processes Audit PDF file (181 KB)
July 27, 2016 Cyber Security Audit PDF file (158 KB)
May 30, 2016 Revenue Services Cash Handling Review PDF file (103 KB)
May 16, 2016 Stanley Park Mini-Train Operational Review PDF file (101 KB)
March 31, 2016 Vancouver Public Library Financial Statement Audit PDF file (305 KB)
February 2, 2016 Travel and Training Audit PDF file (285 KB)

Audits released in 2015

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Audits released in 2014

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