The Office of the Auditor General of Alberta serves the Legislative Assembly and the people of Alberta. Our mandate is to examine and report publicly on government’s management of and accountability practices for the public resources entrusted to it. Under the Auditor General Act, the auditor general is the auditor of every ministry, department, regulated fund and most provincial agencies; in all, 146 entities for 2016.
Our core business is legislative auditing. We have two distinct lines of business designed to provide expert auditing of the government’s:
- financial statements
- management systems and processes (systems audits)
Periodically, at the request of an organization we audit, we may also provide some limited research services or give advice for consideration on a proposed course of action under review. Additionally, we support the all-party Legislative Standing Committee on Public Accounts in holding government accountable for the cost effective use of public resources.
We are an approved audit training office for accounting professionals. See our recruitment brochure for more information.