Report on the Audit of Travel, Hospitality and Conferences – February 2014

Statement of Conformance and Assurance

The Internal Audit Branch completed the Internal Audit of Travel, Hospitality and Conferences at the Department of Justice Canada. The objectives of the audit were to provide assurance that effective controls are in place for travel, hospitality and conferences, and that these activities are appropriately managed in the Department of Justice consistent with Treasury Board Secretariat directives and other applicable authoritative requirements.

This audit conforms to the Internal Auditing Standards for the Government of Canada, as supported by the results of the quality assurance and improvement program.

In our professional judgment, sufficient and appropriate audit procedures have been conducted and evidence gathered to support the accuracy of the conclusion provided and contained in this report.

The conclusion is based on a comparison of the conditions, as they existed at the time of the Audit, against pre-established audit criteria that were primarily based on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Audit Criteria Related to the Management Accountability Framework – A Tool for Internal Auditors; the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Directive on the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences and the Financial Administration Act.

Original signed by
Cheryl Driscoll CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, CFE
Chief Audit Executive

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