The Audit Council plays a key role in ensuring the effectiveness and independence of the office of the Auditor General for Local Government.
Appointed by the Government of British Columbia, the Audit Council is a group of at least five respected experts in fields such as accounting, auditing, business and local government.
The Audit Council recommends to the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development the appointment of the AGLG and monitors and reviews the AGLG's performance. By reporting through the Minister to government, the Audit Council ensures the office's accountability to British Columbians.
The Audit Council also provides comments on the office's draft service plan, annual report, and performance audit reports, assisting the AGLG to maximize the office's effectiveness and bring the greatest possible benefits to B.C.'s local governments and taxpayers province-wide.