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Report on key compliance attributes of the internal audit function: June 30, 2023

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) internal audit is an independent, objective assurance and advisory function designed to add value and improve the agency's operations. It helps the CFIA accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The CFIA publishes key compliance attributes for the internal audit function as prescribed by the Comptroller General of Canada. These attributes demonstrate that the fundamental elements necessary for oversight are in place, and that the internal audit function is operating as intended.

Internal audit work is performed according to the approved risk-based audit plan and management is acting on audit recommendations

Internal audit title Audit status Report approved date Report published date Planned management action plan completion date Implementation date
Advisory Review of Access to Information and Privacy (Advisory) Completed September 2022 N/A N/A N/A
Audit of Project Management (Audit) Completed March 2023 Pending Pending Pending
Potato Wart Hot Wash (Advisory) Completed March 2023 N/A N/A N/A
Audit of Cyber Security (Audit) On-going Pending Pending Pending Pending
Advisory on Emergency Preparedness – Threat Identification and Preparedness (Advisory) On-going Pending N/A N/A N/A

Internal auditors are trained to effectively perform the work (some staff hold more than 1 designation)

Internal audit work is performed in conformance with the international standards for the profession

Internal audit work is perceived by stakeholders as adding value

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