Accountability

The Office of the Comptroller General (OCG) is a key instrument in the Government of Canada’s commitment to accountability and transparency to Canadians.

Canadians expect the Government of Canada to deliver meaningful results and good value for taxpayers. Earning and justifying this trust requires government departments and agencies to spend public money openly, honestly and effectively while balancing risk with opportunities for innovation.

The OCG helps to translate this commitment into action by strengthening financial management and internal audit practices throughout the public service. It also helps provide reliable information on government spending to Canadians and Parliamentarians.

The OCG provides up-to-date policies, procedures and tools that help improve the overall effectiveness of government program delivery and spending. Key activities include:

The OCG plays a key role in implementing the Federal Accountability Act.

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