The Auditor General is responsible for assisting City Council in holding itself and City Administrators accountable for the quality of stewardship over public funds and for achievement of value for money in City operations.
The Auditor General’s Office is independent of management and has the authority to conduct financial (excluding attest), compliance, and performance audits of the following:
- all programs, activities, and functions of all City departments and agencies, and of the offices of the Mayor and Members of Council;
- local boards of the City;
- municipally controlled corporations;
- grant recipients; and
- any other agencies, boards, commissions, and corporations as Council may from time to time create or identify.
To be recognized as a knowledgeable, collaborative, and respected leader in governance, control, and risk management and in building public trust in our municipal government.
Our Core Values include:
We carry out our activities without bias and free of influence. The OAG is independent of the City's administration.
We adhere to the City of Ottawa’s Employee Code of Conduct, professional codes of ethics and strong ethical principles and values, which allows others to rely on our work and trust our professional judgment.
Our work is performed to assist City Council in holding itself and its administrators accountable for the quality of stewardship over public funds and for the achievement of value for money in municipal operations. We ensure that the information supporting our findings, recommendations and conclusions is adequate.
We share information about the OAG’s activities, plans, and results with Council, the administration, and members of the public through our website, at the Audit Committee and at Council meetings.