Comptroller General of Canada
Bill Matthews was appointed Comptroller General of Canada effective July 17, 2014.
The Comptroller General is responsible for government-wide direction and leadership for financial management, internal audit, federal assets and acquired services. The Comptroller General also supports capacity building and professional development in each of these areas.
Prior to becoming the Comptroller General, Mr. Matthews was Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, a position he accepted in 2011.
Before joining the Expenditure Management Sector, Mr. Matthews worked at the Office of the Comptroller General for seven years, serving as the Assistant Comptroller General in the Financial Management and Analysis Sector from 2009 to 2011.
Mr. Matthews is a chartered professional accountant with over 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management in both the public and private sectors.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University.
He also serves as a board member of the Public Sector Accounting Board and the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Mental Health Research.
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