Description: Perhaps it should not surprise us when government departments fail to implement a recommendation from the auditor general. But this one seems to defy imagination. In 2011, the federal auditor general informed the government that a consultant hired to manage First Nation finances had been part of an alleged fraud the previous year. Yet the First Nations employing the consultant were not informed until 2016.
Date: February 10, 2017;
1) How do you think this situation occurred?
2) Wiley’s Auditing: A Practical Approach discusses the so-called Fraud Triangle. Do you see any parts of the fraud triangle as having played a role in this failure?
3) As a citizen and taxpayer, what do you think can be done to improve these communication issues?