Tax Law Services Ottawa Section
July 2011

Statement of assurance

We have completed the internal audit of Tax Law Services – Ottawa Section. The overall objective of this audit was to provide assurance that the management framework within which the TLS – Ottawa Section operates is effective

The internal audit was conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Treasury Board (TB) Policy on Internal Audit and the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Footnote 1

The audit team assessed the management framework against criteria derived from the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) Entity Level Control Framework, the TB Core Management Control Framework, the TB Management Accountability Framework (MAF), as well as TB audit guides. The audit incorporates key elements of the MAF under the various audit objectives.

In our professional judgment, sufficient and appropriate audit procedures have been conducted and evidence has been gathered to support the accuracy of the conclusions reached and contained in this report. The conclusions were based on a comparison of the situations, as they existed at the time of the audit, against audit criteria. It should be noted that the conclusions are only applicable to the areas examined.

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