Overall Conclusion

In conclusion, the results provide reasonable assurance that there were no duplicate payments made for all 530 large payments processed for the 32 external vendors during fiscal year 2006-07 and 2007-08 (periods 1 to 8).

Assurance Statement

We concluded with a reasonable level of assurance that there were no duplicate payments for all 530 large payments processed for the 32 external vendors during fiscal year 2006-07 and 2007-08 (periods 1 to 8).

In the professional judgment of the Chief Audit Executive, sufficient and appropriate procedures have been conducted and evidence has been gathered to support the accuracy of the opinion provided in this report. The opinion is based on a comparison of the conditions, as they existed at the time of the engagement, against pre-established criteria. The approach and methodology followed the required assurance engagement standards as defined by the Internal Auditors Professional Practices Framework and the Internal Auditing Standards for the Government of Canada.

The opinion is only applicable for the entities and transactions examined and for the time period specified.

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