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Internal audit performance results, 2020–2021

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has an independent and objective assurance and consulting internal audit function designed to add value and improve the Department's operations. It supports AAFC in accomplishing the departmental objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to assess and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

As prescribed by the office of the Comptroller General of Canada, the following Key Compliance Attributes demonstrate that the fundamental elements necessary for oversight are in place, and that the internal audit function is operating as intended.

Internal auditors are trained to effectively perform the work

Notes

Staff included 16 Indeterminate employees involved in the internal audit function from the Internal Audit Division, the Practice Management Unit, and the Chief Audit Executive’s office. Some employees may hold more than one designation.

Internal audit work is performed in conformance with the international standards for the profession of Internal Audit as required by the Treasury Board Policy on Internal Audit

Internal audit work is perceived by stakeholders as adding value

Internal audit work is performed according to the approved risk-based audit plan and management is implementing management action plans approved to address audit recommendations.

2019–2020 Internal audit engagements
Internal audit engagement Audit status Report approved date Report published date management action plan planned completion date management action plan implementation status
(December 2019)
Audit of the Revenue Control Framework Completed December 20, 2019 April 24, 2020 R1. June 30, 2020
R2. January 31, 2020
R3. June 30, 2020
R4. September 30, 2020
Spring 2020 update delayed due to COVID-19.
Audit of Governance Completed October 24, 2019 March 5, 2020 R1. January 2020
R2. January 2020
Spring 2020 update delayed due to COVID-19.
Audit of the Grants and Contributions Digital Platform: Phase 1 Completed July 17, 2019 November 29, 2019 R1. July 30, 2019
R2. July 30, 2019
R3. August 31, 2019
R4. July 30, 2019
R1. Fully implemented
R2. Fully implemented
R3. Fully implemented
R4. Revised to February 2020. On track — substantive implementation
Preliminary Assessment — Trade and Market Expansion — Joint Audit and Evaluation Completed
Preliminary Assessment — Foundational Science and Research — Joint Audit and Evaluation Completed
Preliminary Assessment: Cost-Shared Programming — Joint Audit and Evaluation Completed
Audit of Occupational Health and Safety In progress — carry forward to 2020-2021
Audit of the Grants and Contributions Digital Platform: Phase 2 In progress — carry forward to 2020-2021
Audit of Investment Planning In progress — carry forward to 2020-2021
Preliminary Assessment —Sector Engagement and Development — Joint Audit and Evaluation In progress — carry forward to 2020-2021
Review of the Information Technology Client Services Cancelled / completed October 14, 2019 DAC N/A N/A N/A
Review of the Service Transformation Strategy Rescheduled
2018–2019 internal audit engagements
Internal audit engagement Audit status Report approved date Report published date MAP planned completion date MAP implementation status
(December 2019)
Audit of the Management of Intellectual Property Completed September 18, 2018 January 28, 2019 R1.: September 2019
R2.: April 2019
R1. Fully Implemented
R2. Fully Implemented
Audit of AAFC MOUs and Service Agreements Completed May 23, 2018 August 23, 2018 R1.: December 2018 R1. Revised to March 2020. On track — Substantive Implementation
Audit of Travel and Hospitality Completed December 20, 2018 May 2, 2019 R1.: August 2019
R2.:February 2019
March 2019
R1. Revised to December 2019 — Substantive Implementation
R2. Fully Implemented
Audit of the Revenue Control Framework In progress — carry forward to 2019-2020
Audit of Governance In progress — carry forward to 2019-2020
Audit of the Grants and Contributions Digital Platform: Phase 1 In progress — carry forward to 2019-2020
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