Description: In his latest report the Auditor General of Canada expressed frustration with what the Government of Canada has done – or not done – with his previous recommendations. Half way through his ten year term, Michael Ferguson said that when his auditors go back to audit a program for a second time, they often find the problems discussed in the previous audit are still extant. One department mentioned in the report was Revenue Canada where Mr. Ferguson pointed to the long delays in processing objections from taxpayers.
Date: November 29, 2016;
1) What do you think needs to change to help government departments make the improvements Mr. Ferguson in recommending?
2) What is the process a taxpayer needs to use in filing an objection?
3) Where in Wiley’s Auditing: A Practical Approach can you learn about operational audits?