The Office has approximately 140 staff, with many holding or pursuing a Chartered Professional Accountant designation and the rest holding environment-related undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The Office’s audit staff are divided into teams according to specializations, or portfolios. Each portfolio consists of related audit entities comprising government ministries, Crown agencies, and public-sector grant-recipient organizations.
The portfolios, which are loosely based on the government’s own organization into ministries, are each headed by a Director who oversees and is responsible for the ministry and agency audits within the assigned portfolio. Currently, we have the following portfolios:
We are organized in a way similar to a public accounting firm, in that our Portfolio Directors are assisted by a number of Managers, Supervisors and Auditors, including students working toward a CPA designation. Many of our staff hold specialized degrees relevant to our work, including environmental auditing.
The Office is also supported by a small team of proficient staff who are well qualified to provide services and expertise in such areas as Administration, Communications, Human Resources and Information Technology.