Special Committee to Appoint an Auditor General
Doug Routley, MLA, Nanaimo-North Cowichan, Chair
John Yap, MLA, Richmond-Steveston, Deputy Chair
The Auditor General is an independent officer of the Legislature responsible for conducting financial and performance audits of the provincial public sector. The Auditor General reports to the Legislative Assembly with independent information, assurance and advice on the stewardship of public funds, and appears regularly before the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts. The position’s powers and duties are set out in the provincial Auditor General Act.
The successful applicant will have recognized professional credentials and demonstrated senior leadership and management experience in the private or public sector. The preferred candidate should hold experience in carrying out large, complex audits. The position requires exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, a good understanding of the role, responsibilities and activities of the Office of the Auditor General, and its relationship to the Legislative Assembly and the provincial public sector, and knowledge of Canadian and international accounting standards and developments.
The appointment is for a single eight year term. The salary is equal to the salary paid to the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia and the position is eligible for membership in the BC Public Service Pension Plan and other benefits provided to provincial excluded employees. The Auditor General heads the Office of the Auditor General, located in Victoria, with an annual operating budget of approximately $18 million and 120 staff.