Martin Ruben, FCPA, FCGA spent 30 years as a director with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and 8 years as a director with the Office of the Auditor General of the Cayman Islands before starting his consulting career in 2017. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant who was conferred the Fellow designation in 2013 for service to his profession.
While working in the public sector, Martin acquired significant experience in several disciplines including project management, information technology development and implementation, results-based management, policy development, performance audit, financial audit, risk management, and public sector governance. In his role as Director of Performance Audit in the Cayman Islands, Martin led efforts by the Office to deliver professional development opportunities for the public sector through various courses and an annual development workshop. The annual workshop has now become an international accounting and finance conference. He has delivered courses throughout his career, including teaching courses in the Government of Canada, CPA Canada program and at post-secondary institutions.
Martin currently resides in the beautiful village of Victoria by the Sea in Prince Edward Island, Canada with his wife Leslie-Ann, who is also a professional accountant.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Governments struggle with managing resources and requirements for delivering efficient and effective programs and services. The additional cost of systems and practices to manage and report on government operations can seem daunting at times. This session will discuss concepts for results based management that are fit for purpose and can provide the kind of accountability needed for many government programs and services.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
When public auditors conduct audits of financial statements, compliance with authorities or do performance audits of programs and services, there are opportunities to provide audited entities with extra value when conducting the audit work related to the audit objectives. This session will provide some ideas for how you can make a greater difference with your audit work.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This course will provide an overview of what comprises good practice for public sector managers and give participants the tools to manage for results in their roles.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
American Samoa (GMT-11)
The course contains a series of connected topics relating to the conduct of financial audits and investigations. The sessions will include interactive lectures, case studies and discussion of current audits to enable participants to best implement course concepts in their audit work.
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This course provides auditors with an understanding of the key attributes associated
with planning an effective audit and ensuring that it addresses the critical issues for the
entity being audited. Sessions will include interactive lectures, case studies and discussion of
current audits to enable participants to best implement course concepts in their audit work.
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.