Item - 2023.AU3.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on December 13, 2023 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Audit Committee on December 1, 2023 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on December 13, 2023.

AU3.1 - Auditor Generalís Office 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 13, 14, and 15, 2023, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council receive the Auditor General’s 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights attached as Attachment 1 to the report (November 17, 2023) from the Auditor General for information.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items AU3.1, AU3.5 and EX10.16 together.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 17, 2023) Report from the Auditor General on Auditor Generalís Office 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-240791.pdf
Attachment 1 - Auditor Generalís Office 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-240792.pdf
Presentation from the Auditor General on Auditor Generalís Office 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-241253.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

AU3.1 - Auditor Generalís Office 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council receive the Auditor General’s 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights attached as Attachment 1 to the report (November 17, 2023) from the Auditor General for information.

Decision Advice and Other Information

Tara Anderson, Auditor General, gave a presentation on Auditor General’s Office 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights.

Origin

(November 17, 2023) Report from the Auditor General

Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide City Council with the Auditor General’s 2024 Work Plan, which contains projects that are in progress or will begin in 2024, and many new projects on the horizon to commence in either late 2024 or 2025. These audit projects are identified through a City-wide risk and opportunities assessment process that is conducted every five years and updated annually for changes in emerging issues, priorities, and trends in allegations made to the Fraud and Waste Hotline. The Auditor General also considers the views and experience of City Councillors and City management. The Auditor General may amend the Annual Work Plan if new priorities arise.

 

This report also provides the 2024 Budget Highlights for information only, as the Audit Committee considers the Auditor General’s 2024 Work Plan. The Auditor General is requesting $7.991 million and this 2024 budget request will be presented directly to the Budget Committee on January 10, 2024 for consideration. The Auditor General's budget request reflects resources needed to address her 2024 Work Plan.

 

The Auditor General would like to thank the Audit Committee and City Council for their continued support of this Accountability Office, and of the important work we do. We look forward to continuing to add value to the City, make a positive difference in the lives of Torontonians through improved outcomes from our report recommendations, while taking an approach that helps to build relationships with auditees and stakeholders in a respectful manner.

Background Information

(November 17, 2023) Report from the Auditor General on Auditor Generalís Office 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-240791.pdf
Attachment 1 - Auditor Generalís Office 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-240792.pdf
Presentation from the Auditor General on Auditor Generalís Office 2024 Work Plan and Budget Highlights
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2023/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-241253.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Vincent Crisanti (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council