An excellent compendium of controls and risk frameworks, models, and approaches. - Senior Auditor, RCMP

Public Sector Internal Controls

Advance Your Knowledge in Current Controls and Risk Oversight in the Public Sector

March 26 - 27, 2019  ·  Toronto, Ontario
Featuring These Industry Experts

Sandy Boucher, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

Sandy is a specialist in fraud and corruption investigations, background due diligence enquiries, asset tracing and recovery, managing major investigations and security. Sandy works on detecting and preventing fraud and corruption and divides his time between investigating such cases and advising organizations on how to prevent them from occurring. He has led and conducted a wide range of investigations including a number of high level corruption probes and has testified around the globe in both civil & criminal courts. Sandy heads the national investigative research, and anti-corruption practices.

Sandy has over 29 years of experience as an investigator including 12 with the Royal Hong Kong Police and 17 in the private sector, he has been with Grant Thornton for nearly four years. Sandy has worked in a wide range of industries and sectors including investigations in the financial services sector. He has led many major international investigations including the case of Salim Damji who was convicted in a fraud estimated at $100 million.

MPP Stan Cho - Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board, Government of Ontario

Stan Cho is the MPP for Willowdale and Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board. He is a proud second-generation Korean-Canadian and small business owner. Stan holds a degree in Philosophy from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and began his career as an auditor for Mercedes-Benz before entering his family’s Real Estate business where he worked as an agent for fifteen years before taking over as broker and general manager of their Royal LePage franchise in 2012. Stan is an active member of the Willowdale community, where he supports a number of local organizations including the Annual Harvest Festival. As the child of immigrants, Stan believes strongly in protecting the opportunities and legacy left by previous generations of hard working Ontarians, and ensuring Ontario remains the economic engine of Canada.

Rob Clayton, Audit Partner, KPMG Canada

Rob Clayton, CPA, CA, is the co-leader of KPMG Ottawa’s Public Sector Audit Practice and has more than 14 years of experience in audits in the public sector. Rob has worked with entities across all areas of the public sector with a focus in healthcare and education. Rob has assisted many of his clients improve their financial administration, particularly in the areas of project accounting, investments and endowment funds, financial statement presentation, grants and contributions, preparing charity information returns, and internal controls over financial reporting. Rob has obtained Greenbelt certification for Lean under the Lean Competency System.

Trish Horrigan, Manager, Risk & Accountability, Children’s Services, City of Toronto

Trish has worked for the City of Toronto for the past 26 years, holding a variety of progressive positions in front line operations, service system management and quality and accountability in both the Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division and more recently in Toronto Children’s Services.

Currently as Manager of Risk and Accountability, Trish provides oversight to the Children’s Services overall risk management and accountability frameworks, including identifying and mitigating risk to accomplish program and service objectives, ensuring compliance with applicable policies and legislation, adherence to good management principles and practices, and developing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and accountability processes. Over the past several years, Trish has taken on a leadership role in the on-going development of a formalized approach to Enterprise Risk Management with the Children’s Services Division.

Atul Jain, Environmental Health Program Manager, Peterborough Public Health

Atul is a Certified Public Health Inspector/Public Health Professional for the past 23 years. He has worked at five different Public Health Units in Ontario, at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as a Senior Consultant and also as a Food Safety Specialist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. He has been a Manager for the past 13 years and currently the Manger, Environmental Health/Chief Building Official (Part 8) at Peterborough Public Health t in Peterborough, Ontario.

In spring 2014 for a tow and half year term as President of The Association of Supervisors of Public Health Inspectors of Ontario (ASPHIO). Since its incorporation in 1982, ASPHIO is an association comprised of directors, managers and supervisors from Ontario’s 36 local health units responsible for protecting and improving public health through the management and delivery of public health inspection programs.

This is his first attendance and presentation at the Public Sectors Control conference and is was pleased to be invited and looks forward to presenting to you today on food safety and blockchain technology.

Mark MacDonald, Leader, Government & Public Sector, Ernst and Young

Mark is EY’s Global Leader of Public Finance Management (PFM), and the Lead Partner for the Government and Public Sector practice in Ontario, Canada. Over his career, Mark has advised governments at every level and in every major policy sector on strategies to achieve better financial and service delivery outcomes, working in dozens of jurisdictions world-wide including Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States. Amongst his current priorities, Mark is leading the firm’s investments globally in the creation of blockchain solutions in the PFM space.

Martin Rubenstein, Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive, Transport Canada

Martin Rubenstein has more than 24 years of experience in audit, evaluation and risk-based management. Since the beginning of 2014, he has held the position of Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive of Transport Canada where he is responsible for providing the Deputy Minister and the Associate Deputy Minister with insight on the effectiveness and adequacy of departmental risk management practices, controls and governance processes, and on the effectiveness of TC policies and programs. Martin is also the Canadian representative on the Board of External Auditors for the Organization of American States. In his capacity as the Chair of the Board he is responsible for providing expert advice on organizational affairs that promote greater efficiency, effectiveness and economy.

Monika Sawa, CFO, Agricorp

As CFO, Monika leads Agricorp’s overall financial and risk management; including financial and management reporting, planning, treasury, investment management, Enterprise Risk Management, procurement and other corporate functions. Monika has extensive finance and accounting experience in financial services industry. Prior to joining Agricorp, she was a Vice President and a Chief Accounting Officer at Manulife Financial, and a Senior Manager at Deloitte. Monika is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Western Ontario and an accounting degree from Brock University. *As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with the Provincial and Federal partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 44,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the provincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996.




Undetected fraud, non-compliance with relevant regulations, misleading financial reports: the consequences of ineffective internal controls can be devastating. The key to security is to fend off complacency by ongoing and active diligence in internal controls at all levels of the organization.

Infonex has developed Public Sector Internal Controls to ensure you have the information, skills and awareness you need to safeguard your reputation and your organization's. Our prestigious faculty of leading risk and control experts will provide a complete, in-depth update, practical and specific examples, emerging trends and best practices in controls, risk and governance to help you deal with implementation, testing, and ongoing effectiveness of entity-level controls.

You will learn about internal controls management in the federal context and how policy is evolving. You will learn how to assess the effectiveness of an organization's accountability framework, and explore how IT general controls that can impact application controls, and get tips for eliminating over-control. You will understand how the elements of an effective fraud management program, best practices for internal controls in the procurement process, and how and why ongoing monitoring through data analytics can be used to detect inappropriate activity and fraud.

Join us in Toronto and ensure your ability to deliver best practices in accountability as a public sector organization. The information you receive and the people you will meet, speakers and attendees alike, will provide information that will be of practical value immediately and in the months and years ahead. Register today!

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