In 2002, City Council established an independent Auditor General. The City of Toronto Act made this position a legal requirement in 2006. The City has an annual budget of over $9 billion dollars.
The Association of Local Government Auditors recently presented Alan Ash and Jerry Shaubel with a Lifetime Achievement Awards.
For the past 2 years, the Association of Local Government Auditors has announced that the Auditor General’s Office has won two awards for its reports. Reports which have won awards are the Review of Wheel-Trans Services and Toronto Community Housing Corporation–Procurement Policies and Procedures Are Not Being Followed
Each year, the Auditor General is required to report to Audit Committee on the direct financial benefits and non-financial benefits such as improved internal controls and operational efficiencies as a result of implementing recommendations from audit reports.
The Auditor General is pleased to announce that in August 2015 the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) conducted an external quality assurance review, also known as peer review on the Auditor General's Office. The review team issued the highest level of compliance available in the ALGA Peer Review Program.
The Auditor General's Office issued its annual report on the activity of the City's Fraud and Waste Hotline program to City Council through the Audit Committee.
The 2016 Annual Audit by an External Auditor has been completed and the report has been submitted to the July 4, 2016 Audit Committee Meeting, Agenda Item AU6.21
Expenses for the Auditor General and Directors for travel, training and business meetings, as well as the City Purchasing Card expenses by the Auditor General's Office are available.