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Performance results for the internal audit function

As per the Directive on Internal Audit, departments must meet public reporting requirements, including performance results for the internal audit function, as prescribed by the Comptroller General of Canada.

The following key compliance attributes provide pertinent information to Canadians and parliamentarians regarding the performance of the CNSC’s internal audit function.

For more information, see Why publish key compliance attributes of internal audit.

October 2023: Key compliance attributes for the internal audit function
Performance indicator Key compliance attribute Results
Internal auditors are trained to effectively perform the work. Percentage of staff who have an internal audit or accounting designation, such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) 83%
Percentage of staff whose internal audit or accounting designation (CIA, CPA) is in progress 0%
Percentage of staff who hold other designations, such as Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 16%

Audit work is performed in conformance with the international standards for the profession.

Date of last comprehensive briefing to the Departmental Audit Committee on the internal processes, tools and information considered necessary to evaluate conformance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Code of Ethics and its Standards, as well as with the results of the quality assurance and improvement program March 2023
Date of last external assessment April 2019
The risk-based audit plans submitted to the audit committee and approved by the deputy head are implemented as planned with resulting reports published.

Management is acting on audit recommendations for improvements to departmental processes.

Refer to the table below for internal audit status and related information for fiscal years 2022–23 and 2023–24  
Audit work is perceived by stakeholders as adding value in the pursuit of organizational objectives. Average overall usefulness rating from senior management (Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) level or equivalent) of areas audited N/Ai
October 2023: Internal audit engagement status and related information
Audit title Audit status Report approved date Report published date Original planned management action plan (MAP) completion date MAP implementation status
Audit Report of the Participant Funding Program Published: MAP fully implemented January 17, 2022 March 4, 2022 November 30, 2022 100%
Office of the Auditor General of Canada 2022 Report 6 Management of low and intermediate level radioactive waste Published: MAP not fully implemented October 4, 2022 October 4, 2022 December 31, 2024 0%
Joint Audit and Evaluation of Cyber Security Oversight of Licensees Approved: Not published March 10, 2023 N/A March 31, 2026 0%
Follow-Up Audit to the 2019 IRRS Mission Published: MAP not fully implemented July 18, 2023 October 17, 2023 December 31, 2023 0%
Joint Audit-Evaluation of the Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Inspection Process In progress N/A N/A N/A N/A

i ADM level or equivalent client survey responses not received.

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