HRM appointed its first Auditor General in September, 2009. In 2008, the Nova Scotia Legislature amended the HRM Municipal Charter to add the requirement for Halifax Regional Council to appoint an Auditor General. This change is a result of a direction set by Regional Council and the Audit Committee.
Once the legislation was proclaimed in January 2009, Regional Council authorized the Audit Committee to recruit a suitable candidate for the Auditor General's position and report back to Council with a recommendation on an appointment. A national recruitment was carried out in the Spring of 2009, interviews were conducted, and the Audit Committee made a recommendation to Council on August 11, 2009.
The Auditor General has the authority to examine accounts, procedures, and programs of the Municipality, as well as any Municipal Board or Commission, or any person or agency receiving a grant from the Municipality.
More information on the role, description and authority of the Auditor General can be found within section 50(1) of the HRM Charter.
The Auditor General's first responsibility is to the public. He will provide assistance to Halifax Regional Council in holding itself and the administration accountable for the sound administration of HRM's financial accounts and transactions and achieving value for money in the operation of the Municipality.
For more information, please contact the Office of the Auditor General:
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