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Allen Amyotte, CPA, CGA, CIA, CRMA

Director, Internal Audit
University of Calgary

Allen Amyotte is the director, internal audit at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada and has held this title since September 2013. The internal audit function is responsible for both compliance and continuous auditing (data analytics) in addition to operational and internal controls auditing. The University of Calgary is a public research-focused university with an enrolment of approximately 32,000 full time equivalent students.
Allen has held an equal number of operational and internal audit roles in his 25-year career in both the public and private sector. Most recently, he was the Director, Enterprise Risk Management at the University of Calgary where he led the initial implementation of a very successful ISO 31000 based ERM program. Prior to this, Allen led a significant PeopleSoft reimplementation that successfully introduced critical internal controls to satisfy external stakeholders of the University. Allen’s internal audit experience spans across multiple industries from being a Director of Internal Audit at the Calgary Health Region (a $3B public health authority), to Manager of Internal Audit at WestJet Airlines where he co-developed the internal audit function, initiated a COSO ERM-based risk assessment process and led the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance project. He was also a Senior Internal Auditor at TransAlta Corporation (a $5B private utility). Allen has worked internationally in accounting and audit and has public accounting experience with a Canada-based national firm, MNP.
Allen holds an honours baccalaureate degree in liberal arts from the University of Saskatchewan. Allen is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assessment (CRMA). He is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Mr. Amyotte’s areas of expertise include:
• Risk-based internal audit planning and execution
• Enterprise Risk Management development and implementation (both COSO-ERM and ISO 31000)
• Process and internal control streamlining using Lean Six Sigma methodologies
• Data Analytics design and implementation in the Internal Audit context

University of Calgary
Calgary, AB Canada
Phone: 403-919-5014