André Auger

CPA, CGA, CFE
Government Services Advisor
Ottawa

“The family atmosphere and high-caliber group of people were the main reasons why I chose to come back to Welch. I came back to be part of a winning team”

André’s main areas of expertise include forensic audits, cost audits, contribution audits and internal audits. This expertise is derived from his 21-year career in the Public Service, whereby he provided audit and assurance services to numerous government departments and agencies.

André first joined Welch in 1979 after graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He obtained his CGA designation in 1988. He left Welch in 1984 to venture out into industry until joining the government sector in 1990. Shortly after, in 1993, he received his CFE designation. André moved up the ranks in government and was promoted to Chief Audit Executive at Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) in 2005 and returned to Audit Services Canada as CEO in 2006. André came back to his roots and re-joined the Welch family in January 2012. He currently serves as the firm’s Government Services Advisor to help grow our government practice.

André’s philosophy in building Audit Services Canada into a profitable agency was to surround himself with strong people, share his vision with them and to empower them to do excellent work. André feels that coming back to Welch’s strong team, with a family atmosphere, will be no different.

André has had several speaking engagements for organisations such as the Financial Management Institute of Canada (Ottawa and Atlantic Canada Chapters), the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, as well as for the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Quick Facts

Joined Welch in

1979

Education

Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, University of Ottawa

Associations

Certified General Accountants of Canada (CGA Canada); Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA Ontario); Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Specialties

Cost audits, contribution audits, forensic audits and internal audits for the public and private sectors

Favorite quote/ Words of Wisdom

Don’t worry, be happy

Hobbies/ talents

Walking, swimming and cross-country skiing

Most memorable vacation

Annual trips to Florida and Lake Placid

Favorite music

Just about anything: from Queen and Meatloaf to Rascal Flatts.

Favorite movie

Christmas Vacation

Personal accomplishment/ most proud of?

The birth of my 2 daughters and my marriage.