Andrew Atherton, CPA, CA
Andrew Atherton is the Auditor General of Halifax Regional Municipality. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) with over 25 years’ experience in performance auditing, with an emphasis on leading teams and developing people. Andrew began his seven-year term as Auditor General of HRM in December 2023.
Andrew grew up in Chester, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Acadia University with a BBA and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2000.
Previously, Andrew spent nearly 25 years at the Office of the Auditor General of Nova Scotia, working at nearly every level of the organization, from student auditor, through to his final 6 years as Assistant Auditor General.
In addition to his work, Andrew has extensive volunteer experience, largely in the sport of curling. He has coached at a competitive level in junior women’s curling for more than a decade; helping teams win numerous provincial championships along with multiple medals at the national level and two World Championship gold medals. Andrew has also served on various committees with the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors and co-chaired their annual Performance Audit Symposium in 2019.
Andrew currently resides in Chester with his wife of 17 years, Beth, and their two teenage children, Stephanie and Zachary.