I just saw this report titled “Improving Budgeting and Expenditure management in the Public Education System” by Carol Bellringer and this is my attempt to learn more about her. In 2009, the Winnipeg Free Press wrote “She was a member of Hydro’s board and chaired its audit committee in 2004 and 2005. Possible failures of oversight, supervision, personnel decisions and direction by the board during those years”. Another article where she explained what government auditors do titled “NDP’s 2010-11 deficit higher than reported“, and another 2015 article titled “B.C. has an aboriginal education gap failure, says auditor general.” Click on the links to learn more or read an excerpt below from the BC Auditor. Additional information from LinkedIn, or the Office of the Auditor General Manitoba.
Carol Bellringer is the Auditor General for the Province of British Columbia and former Auditor General for the Province of Manitoba. Ms. Bellringer possesses an extensive background in conducting financial statement audits, performance audits, and investigations. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Ms. Bellringer holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MBA from the Warsaw School of Economics/University of Quebec at Montreal. She was named a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Manitoba in 2006, and B.C. in 2015, in recognition of her contributions to the community and the profession.
Prior to leading the Offices of the Auditor General in Manitoba and British Columbia, Ms. Bellringer served as the City Auditor for the City of Winnipeg, and has held management positions with KPMG in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg, and with Media One International in Warsaw, Poland. She is also a former Director of Private Funding at the University of Manitoba.
In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Bellringer has held several board positions for businesses, charities, and arts organizations. She currently serves on the board of the International Federation of Accountants and is a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council. She is a past board member for the Manitoba Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Hydro, the Canadian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, and CCAF-FCVI Inc.