Internal Audit
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​Providing independent, objective services to improve operations

The mission of the Internal Audit department is to provide independent, objective services designed to add value and improve Interior Health’s operations. We help Interior Health accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

As an independent advisory role, Internal Audit has the following objectives:

  • Provide a continuing, comprehensive risk-based review of the clinical and financial processes of Interior Health
  • Report on the effectiveness and appropriateness of the internal controls in place 
  • Identify opportunities for internal control improvements
  • Recommend value-added additions and enhancements to operational processes
  • Research and promote best practices
  • Provide information to support the Board of Directors in fulfilling their corporate governance and public accountability requirements

Reporting

Internal Audit reports directly to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and the CEO. This provides us with the ability to operate independently and without bias in regard to Health Authority activities.

All individuals providing Internal Audit services are authorized to audit activity and have full, free and unrestricted access to all Interior Health facilities and facilities under contract, records, accounts, files, minutes, and any other documentation in any form whatsoever, of Interior Health and its programs.

Information obtained in the course of audits will be used strictly for audit purposes.

What we provide to you

Internal Audit provides the following types of services:

  • Risk assessments to identify and evaluate significant risk exposures
  • Control assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and identify significant weaknesses
  • Compliance audits which examine adherence to any contractual requirements
  • Performance audits which examine completion of requirements within the terms of an agreement
  • Financial audits to provide assurance of the reasonability of financial information other than Interior Health audited financial statements 
  • Information system reviews of existing or new systems, before and after implementation, to ensure they are secure and meet Interior Health needs
  • Investigative assignments to assess allegations of non-compliance with the Interior Health Standards of Conduct, as well as Theft, Fraud and Corruption policies and safe reporting concerns
  • Support service redesign and budget plans

View our charter

Contact us

For further questions or inquiries, contact the Internal Audit department at 250-870-4744 or email us.

 

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