Modern Comptrollership

… a core concept used in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107

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Concept description

The Auditor General of Canada (2002) summarizes the Government of Canada’s initiative to modernize comptrollership as follows:

“Modern comptrollership goes beyond traditional comptrollership, which focusses mainly on financial information. Modern comptrollership is about strengthening management practices and integrating financial information with other performance information.”

Leslie Pal (2006) writes:

“Modern comptrollership tends to rely less on detailed monitoring and rather more on “advice and guidance” from the Treasury Board and concordats between departments and the Board.”

The government’s reforms drew on the 1997 Report of the Independent Review Panel on Modernization of Comptrollership in the Government of Canada.

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Controlling Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (core topic) in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107.

Sources

Auditor General of Canada (2002), 2002 April Report of the Auditor General of Canada, Chapter 7 – Strategies to Implement Modern Comptrollership, at http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/parl_oag_200204_07_e_12380.html#ch7hd3b, accessed 8 March 2019.

Leslie Pal (2006), Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, 3rd ed. Toronto: Nelson Education, p. 322.

Government of Canada (1997), Report of the Independent Review Panel on Modernization of Comptrollership in the Government of Canada, at http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/BT22-52-1997E.pdf, accessed 8 March 2019.

Page created by: Ian Clark and Bryan Roh, last modified 8 March 2019.

Image: Government of Canada (1997), Report of the Independent Review Panel on Modernization of Comptrollership in the Government of Canada, at http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/BT22-52-1997E.pdf, accessed 8 March 2019.