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Merwan N. Saher FCPA, FCA

Auditor General of Alberta

Merwan Saher was appointed Auditor General of Alberta in April 2010. His career as a legislative auditor began with the Office of the Auditor General in 1980, where he has engaged in various roles. Throughout his professional journey within the office, Merwan’s devotion to improving the Alberta public service has grown unceasingly, fuelling his decision to dedicate his career to the province. With nearly four decades of service in the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta, Merwan has shown an unwavering commitment to helping government managers wisely use the funds and resources that have been entrusted to them.
Merwan became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1972, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1982. In 2012, he was made a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Alberta (FCA). With his extensive experience and outstanding leadership, he has represented the office in the work of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors, and has served on the Public Sector Accounting Board Task Force on Indicators of Financial Condition, as well as a study group on accounting bases used in Canadian government budgeting. Currently, he is a member of CPA Canada’s Public Sector Accounting Board Conceptual Framework Task Force. At the international level, Merwan has provided mentorship and guidance to other governmental auditors in an effort to ensure key learnings are shared on efficiencies in performance auditing.

It is the job of government to communicate relevant and reliable material to Albertans about the effectiveness of government services. This necessary demonstration of accountability for results is why Merwan is focused on promoting the integration of financial and non-financial performance information. With his desire to engage with and communicate key messages to stakeholders, Merwan is determined to have the work of his office effectively deliver information that will ultimately make a difference in the lives of Albertans.

Edmonton (Head Office)
8th Floor, 9925 - 109 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J8, Canada
Tel: 780.427.4222 Fax: 780.422.9555
Calgary Office
#820, 600 - 6th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0S5, Canada
Tel: 403.297.6451 Fax: 403.297.5195