About the Office

What we do

  • Assist Halifax Regional Council in holding itself and administration accountable for the use of taxpayer funds
  • Audit programs and accounts of municipality and municipal bodies
  • Auditor General is independent from HRM management
  • We determine which audits to complete
  • Carry out performance audits on HRM programs and accounts which includes:
    • Compliance with policies and regulations
    • Effectiveness of HRM programs
    • Whether expenses consider cost efficiency
    • Information Technology – whether HRM has the necessary controls and how things are working
  • Not responsible for annual financial statement audit, completed by an external firm

Halifax Regional Municipality Auditor General

Office of the Auditor General:

Telephone: 902.490.8407
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fax: 902.490.8421
Audit Information / Fraud & Waste Reporting Hotline: 902.490.1144
Audit Information / Fraud & Waste Reporting Online

Mailing Address:
Office of the Auditor General – HRM
PO Box 1749 Halifax NS B3J 3A5