New local government auditor general says she will focus on performance

New local government auditor general says she will focus on performance.

Quoting in part:

She started in her new job on Tuesday. Her office will oversee the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of local government operations in 188 public bodies including cities, municipalities and regional districts. School boards are not included.

“The focus is on performance audits – not financial audits,” she said. “It is not about auditing financial statements – that’s already being done by municipal auditors.”

She described performance audits as rigorous examinations of programs or operations. An audit will look into the various inputs such as costs, staffing and the extent of waste, and look at the results.

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