government and public sector advisory

By: Collins Barrow Ottawa  09-12-2011
Keywords: Financial Management

Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP - Government and Public Sector Advisory - Chartered Accountants, Audit, Tax, Consulting , Accounting

With four offices in the nation's capital, Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP enjoys a close proximity to local and federal government and affiliate organizations. We recognize that public sector challenges, risks, and performance requirements are unique compared to the private sector and we customize our approach to specifically meet the needs of the public sector. Our partners and advisory professionals are highly experienced with the management, operating methods, policies and directives that apply to all levels of the public sector including Departments, Agencies, Crown Corporations, Boards, and affiliates.

We have the technical knowledge and experience to respond to a range of specific public sector needs from managing and meeting regulatory and reporting requirements, enhancing accountability, achieving strategic targets, to strengthening quality.

Our professionals provide comprehensive hands-on services to assist the public service in streamlining operations, improving cost efficiency and measurably enhancing performance.

Internal Audit

  • Assessment of the Internal Audit function
  • Compliance audits/reviews
  • Operational audits/reviews
  • Comprehensive audits/reviews (economy, efficiency and effectiveness)
  • Grants and contributions
  • Contribution audits/reviews
  • Forensic audits/reviews
  • Control and risk management audits/reviews
  • Management Control Framework Audits/reviews
  • Program Evaluation
  • Development of Results-Based Management Accountability Framework (RMAFs)
  • Development of Risk-Based Audit Frameworks (RBAFs)
  • Internal Controls Assessment and Evaluation
    • Process Mapping and Control Evaluation
    • Entity Level Control Assessment

Corporate Governance

  • Goal Setting and Strategic Review
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Policy Review and Analysis


  • Costing Methodology Analysis and Development
  • Costing Analysis
  • Costing Studies
  • Costing/Pricing of a Program or Service
  • Review of Pricing Practices

Financial Management

  • Finance Function Review
  • Management Practice Review and Improvement
  • Benchmarking

Keywords: Financial Management

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