Networking,  Professional Development

Apr 28: “Independence, Integrity, Impact: Integrating Core Workplace Values into the Work of the OAG” with NS Assistant Auditor General, Andrew Atherton

Update (May 3, 2021): A recording of the event is now available:

The PowerPoint slides for the presentation are also available below:

The Nova Scotia Chapter of CES invites you to a Professional Development Session “Independence, Integrity, Impact: Integrating Core Workplace Values into the Work of the OAG” on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Noon – 1 PM ADT via Zoom. In this session, we’ll be joined by Nova Scotia’s Assistant Auditor General, Andrew Atherton!

The Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia was established more than a century ago and it has been the independent watchdog for the Province’s public accounts almost continually ever since. The work of the Office is respected, and the role of the Auditor General is widely recognized for its importance and effectiveness. How has the Office consistently maintained its reputation for more than 110 years?

Andrew Atherton graduated from Acadia in 1997 with a BBA and immediately joined the Office of the Nova Scotia Auditor General. He obtained his CA designation in 2000. Andrew has worked almost exclusively on performance audits, and was promoted to Audit Principal in 2007 and then to Assistant Auditor General in 2016. During his time with the Office he has been responsible for many interesting and impactful audits including work on the Nominee Program at the Office of Immigration, Pandemic Preparedness and Infection Prevention and Control at Cape Breton and Capital Health. More recently his team has completed audits on topics ranging from Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service to a two phased audit of the Redevelopment of the QEII. They are currently completing work on the early Covid 19 response spending programs as well as the planning and implementation around the Pre Primary program in Nova Scotia. Andrew has served on various committees with the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors and co-chaired the annual Performance Audit Symposium in 2019. Andrew lives in Chester with his wife and two beautiful children. He enjoys curling in the winter and with family at their cottage in the summer.

Greg Lutes of Pivot Consulting will lead the discussion following Andrew’s presentation.

This event will be free of charge to facilitate professional development during the COVID-19 crisis. Registration is open to everyone.

Register for this meeting at:

The following article will be sent to registrants prior to the session to provide background to the presentation: “Ensuring Quality for Evaluation: Lessons from Auditors” (Mayne, 2005).

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