Ottawa – The Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight is hiring a Chief Audit Executive to support the independence, professionalism and performance of the Senate’s internal audit function.

The Chief Audit Executive will lead and supervise the Senate’s internal audit function, ensure audits are being conducted appropriately and review the adequacy of risk management, control and governance processes, among other things.

A complete job description is available on the website of Odgers Berndtson, an executive search firm that is handling the recruitment process.

Quick Facts

  • The Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight was created in October 2020 to provide oversight to the Senate’s operations and expenditures. Since then, the committee has created the Senate Audit and Oversight Charter outlining its authority and responsibilities within the Senate, it has met with members of the Senate Administration to discuss operational matters and it has met with an external auditor to discuss the Senate’s financial statement audit, among many other things.
  • The committee’s responsibilities include supervising the Senate’s internal and external audits, reviewing action plans that respond to recommendations made in audit reports and tabling an annual report in the Senate. The committee consists of four senators and two external members, both respected Chartered Professional Accountants.
  • The committee released its first annual report on June 2, 2022.

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For more information:
Amely Coulombe
Communications Officer | Senate of Canada
343-575-7553 |


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