AASB

Public Sector Auditing Standards Review Task Force

About the Task Force

The Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) established the Public Sector Auditing Standards Review Task Force in 2015 to provide advice to the AASB on its project to update the Sections in the Handbook that apply to the audits of public sector entities.

Staff Contact(s)

Birender Gill, CPA, CA

Principal, Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Role & Responsibilities

The role and responsibilities of the Task Force are to provide input to the AASB relating to the following areas:

  • Validating the nature and use of extant public sector standards.
  • Identifying key issues in the Canadian environment related to audits of public sector entities.
  • Considering alternatives and developing positions on issues to recommend to the AASB.
  • Assisting the AASB with stakeholder consultations.
  • Drafting a revised or new standard and/or guideline for the AASB to consider.
  • Developing an exposure draft for approval by the AASB.
  • Analyzing stakeholder responses to the exposure draft and providing recommendations to the AASB to address feedback on the proposed standard or guidance.
  • Drafting the proposed final standard for the AASB to consider.
  • Assisting the AASB in identifying implementation risks and possible responses to those risks.
  • Providing input on implementation guidance.

Meetings

The Task Force meets privately approximately four to six times a year.

The results of Task Force meetings serve as the basis for agenda papers presented to the AASB when the Public Sector Auditing Standards project is on its meeting agenda.

Keep up to date on this project via the Public Sector Auditing Standards project page.

Membership

The Task Force is comprised of seven members from the following groups:

  • The Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
  • An internal auditor with a public sector agency.
  • Provincial legislative auditors.
  • A Municipal auditor.
  • A public sector auditor from large accounting firm.

 

Andrew Newman

FCPA, FCA
KPMG LLP
Ottawa, ON
Chair

Caroline Davis

FCPA, FCA
,

Christopher Bayda

FCPA, FCA
Ministry of Finance of Saskatchewan
Regina, SK
Member(s)

Desiree Kennedy

CPA, CA
City of Kingston
Kingston, ON
Member(s)

Lorrie Schmalenberg

CPA, CGA
City of Regina
Regina, SK
Member(s)

Marie-Soleil Tremblay

FCPA auditrice, FCA
École nationale d'administration publique
Québec, QC
Member(s)

Martin Boucher

CPA auditeur, CA
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Montréal, QC
Member(s)

Michael McIntyre

CPA, CA
Membertou First Nation
Sydney, NS
Member(s)

Robert Siddall

FCPA, FCA
,

Stuart Barr

CPA, CMA
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Ottawa, ON
Member(s)

Suzie Gignac

CPA, CA
Ernst & Young
Ottawa, ON
Member(s)

Russ Jones

FCPA, FCA
Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia
Victoria, BC
Vice-Chair

Rod Monette

FCPA, FCA
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