CAGFO is pleased to announce that Karen Hogan, CPA, CA, Auditor General of Canada has been confirmed for as a Keynote fort he 2021 CAGFO Annual Conference from September 28 – October 1, 2021. Mark you calendars! Registration will open soon.

The Auditor General of Canada is an Officer of Parliament appointed for a non-renewable 10 year term upon resolution of the House of Commons and Senate.

The Auditor General’s responsibilities include:

• auditing operations of the federal and territorial governments;
• providing Parliament and the legislative assemblies with independent information, assurance, and advice regarding the stewardship of public funds.

Karen Hogan was appointed Auditor General of Canada in June 2020.

Karen Hogan holds a bachelor’s degree and graduate diploma in accounting from Concordia University in Montréal. Fully bilingual, she is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. She has over 25 years of professional experience in accounting and auditing.

Ms. Hogan began her career in the private sector, working first as an auditor at a Montréal-based accounting firm and then as a manager at another private firm in Thunder Bay and Ottawa. She joined the Office of the Auditor General of Canada in 2006 and has served as Assistant Auditor General since January 2019.

During her time at the Office of the Auditor General, Ms. Hogan has helped shape organizational change and strategic direction. Her work has included leading the audit of the consolidated financial statements of the Government of Canada and contributing to the delivery of a new report to help Parliamentarians and Canadians understand complex financial matters and the importance of financial audits for Canada. Ms. Hogan also contributed to the development and delivery of a new talent management strategy for the Office. She supports standard setting in Canada as a member of the Public Sector Accounting Discussion Group.

Outside of work, in addition to spending time with her husband and two children, Ms. Hogan is also actively involved in her community, serves on the board of directors of a not-for-profit organization, and supports competitive swimming as a certified swim official.