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This page provides information on travel, training and business meeting expenses incurred by the Auditor General and the Directors.

All expense claims were in compliance with the City’s Expense Claim Policy. Expenses of the Directors are approved by the Auditor General. Expenses of the Auditor General are approved by the Chair of the Audit Committee.

In line with the Auditor General of Canada, information is also provided on contracts in excess of $10,000 issued by the City’s Auditor General. The contract values disclosed include all fees and taxes.

An annual independent compliance audit is conducted of the Auditor General’s Office in order to ensure that activities of the office are in compliance with the City’s policies.

Travel & Training Expenses (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018)

Auditor General – Beverly Romeo-Beehler

Date Purpose and Details Amount
April 9-10, 2018 2018 CCOLA Performance Audits Symposium, Toronto. Expense includes registration fees. $450.00
June 5-7, 2018 Business Travel and Professional Development Training: The Fraud and Anti-Corruption Network 2018 Conference, Ottawa. Attended as a guest speaker. Expenses include ground rail transportation and per diem. $490.80
October 24-26, 2018 Professional Development Training: Municipal Internal Auditors Association 2018 Fall Workshop, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Attended as a guest speaker for a general session. Expenses include registration fees, use of personal vehicle,
accommodation and per diem.
$597.05
Total:  $1,537.85

 

Assistant Auditor General – Ina Chan

Date Purpose and Details Amount
May 6-8, 2018 Professional Development Training: Association of Local Government Auditors 2018 Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Attended as ALGA Member. Expenses include registration fees, air and ground transportation, hotel
accommodations, and per diem.
$2,605.46
September 19 & 26; October 3, 2018 Professional Development Training:  Logic Models for Performance Auditors, webinar $112.99
October 24-26, 2018 Professional Development Training: Municipal Internal Auditors Association 2018 Fall Workshop, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Expenses include registration fees, use of personal vehicle, accommodation, and per diem. $853.80
Total: $3,572.25

 

Assistant Auditor General – Jane Ying

Total:  $3,613.85
Date Purpose and Details Amount
May 6-8, 2018 Professional Development Training: Association of Local Government Auditors 2018 Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Attended as ALGA Member. Expenses include registration fees, air and ground transportation, hotel
accommodations, and per diem.
$2,576.99
September 19 & 26; October 3, 2018 Professional Development Training: Logic Models for Performance Auditors, webinar $112.99
October 9, 2018 Professional Development Training: ALGA Peer Review Program, webinar $18.62
October 24-26, 2018 Professional Development Training: Municipal Internal Auditors Association 2018 Fall Workshop, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Expenses include registration fees, use of personal vehicle, accommodation, and per diem. $820.32
December 21, 2018 Professional Development Training: Ethics Essentials, webinar $84.93

 

Audit Director, IT and Strategy – Syed Ali

Date Purpose and Details Amount
April 15-17, 2018 Professional Development Training: INFORMS Business Analytics Conference 2018, Baltimore, MD. Expenses include registration fees, air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and per diem. $2,796.89
July 10, 2018 Professional Development Training: OpenText Enterprise World 2018, Toronto $207.25
September 26/October 3, 2018 Professional Development Training: Logic Models for Performance Auditors, webinar $79.68
October 18, 2018 Professional Development Training: Cisco Connect Toronto 2018, Toronto $172.99
Total:  $3,256.81

 

Director, Forensic Unit – Elaine Au

Date Purpose and Details Amount
September 19 & 26, October 3, 2018 Professional Development Training: Logic Models for Performance Auditors, webinar $69.08
October 24-26, 2018 Professional Development Training: Municipal Internal Auditors Association 2018 Fall Workshop, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Expenses include registration fees, use of personal vehicle accommodation, and per diem. $840.14
Total:  $909.22

Business Meeting Expense (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018)

Auditor General – Beverly Romeo-Beehler

No business meeting expenses for the year

Assistant Auditor General – Ina Chan

No business meeting expenses for the year

Assistant Auditor General – Jane Ying

No business meeting expenses for the year

Audit Director, IT and Strategy – Syed Ali

No business meeting expenses for the year

Director, Forensic Unit – Elaine Au

Date Purpose and Details Amount
June 13-15, 2018 Business travel to Ottawa for database system implementation. Expenses include air, hotel accommodations, and per diem. $863.21
Total:  $863.21

2018 AGO Sole Source Purchases

Vendor Net Price HST GrossTotal Item Description
Wolters Kluwer Ltd. $103,017.00 $13,392.21 $116,409.21 Audit Management Software (Note: Competitive procurement processes were undertaken but were unsuccessful in identifying a solution to meet all the Office’s requirements)
Confidential $40,833.33 $5,308.33 $46,141.67 Hotline Complaint Management Software (Note:  Competitive procurement processes were undertaken but were unsuccessful in identifying a solution to meet all the Office’s requirements)
ACL Services $14,129.95 $1,836.89 $15,966.85 Data Analytics Software (This is the annual license fee for the analytical software purchased in 2004)
Confidential $48,575.00 $6,314.75 $54,889.75 IT audit services (Note: Competitive procurement processes were undertaken but failed to identify a compliant submission)
Confidential $24,000.00 $3,120.00 $27,120.00 Forensic Investigation services*
Confidential $10,374.12 $1,348.64 $11,722.75 Fraud & Waste Hotline Call Center*

*Cumulative value of related contracts