Executive Council Office

Government Internal Audit Services

Government Internal Audit Services

Government Internal Audit Services works with Government of Yukon senior management to provide objective, risk-based assurance and advisory services while maintaining independence as required by the standards of the Institute of Internally Auditors.

Our mandate is set out in the Government of Yukon's internal audit policy.


Internal auditors vs external auditors

Internal and external auditors each play an important role in the governance of Yukon government. Both have mutual interests regarding the effectiveness of internal financial controls, and both adhere to ethical codes and professional standards. Additionally, both types of auditors operate independently of the activities they audit, and they're expected to have extensive knowledge about the business, industry, and strategic risks faced by Yukon government.


Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is the key committee supporting Management Board on the internal audit function. The Audit Committee Charter (Section 2), outlines its responsibility for monitoring the governance, control and risk management systems in the Government of Yukon. It requires that they exercise their judgement to ensure an appropriate balance is struck between managing the risks to government and the costs of doing so.


Audit Committee members

The Audit Committee is currently made up of five Deputy Ministers who are appointed by Management Board for 3 year terms:

  • Jim Connell, Executive Council Office (chair)
  • Katherine White, Department of Finance (co-chair)
  • Pamela Hine, Yukon Housing Corporation
  • Thomas Ullyett, Public Service Commission
  • Joe MacGillivray, Environment
  • Vacant

Government Internal Audit Services serves as secretariat to the committee.


Audit reports

The Audit Committee ensures that completed internal audit reports, including management action plans and follow-up on recommendations are approved and acted on in a timely manner and made accessible to the public.

View our audit reports >>

Contact Government Internal Audit Services

Email: gias@gov.yk.ca
Phone: 867-667-5073
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5073