Internal Audit is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of the City of Brampton. We assist the City in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization's governance, risk management, and internal controls. Our team provides objective and independent assessments on the effectiveness and efficiencies of controls and processes; valuable and practical recommendations to assist management in improving processes and procedures. To maintain independence, due to the
small size of the team, Internal Audit will not be providing consulting services, except
at the request of the City Council on governance and risk matters.
The City of Brampton places an emphasis on good corporate governance through: educating and engaging the citizens of Brampton in transparent and accountable ways that show value and enhance the image of the City, investing in a collaborative environment with supportive organization and governance practices and policies, and lastly, practicing the proactive, effective, and responsible management of municipal assets and services. Good governance is a critical foundational element that reinforces the City’s transformational shift in its operations, and Internal Audit is an integral part of the City of Brampton’s corporate governance structure. Internal Audit reports functionally to the Audit Committee and administratively to the Chief Administrative Officer. The Audit Committee (a Committee of Council) was established to enable members of Council to further enhance oversight capabilities and stewardship responsibilities. The division’s reports are presented to the Audit Committee quarterly. All reports can be found with the Audit Committee agendas for each meeting.
The primary focus of Internal Audit is to ensure that City processes and related controls are functioning as intended. We determine if services can be improved or become more efficient, and ensure that the resources of the City are being used effectively.
Ultimately, we endeavour to provide the taxpayers of Brampton assurance that City services and resources are being administered in an effective, efficient and economical manner.