Beili Wong

Beili Wong serves as the Chief Internal Auditor for the Ontario Internal Audit Division, leading over 230 staff to deliver high-quality, value-added, independent assurance and advisory services to the Ontario Public Service. The Ontario Internal Audit Division supports the Treasury Board Secretariat in the implementation of the Ontario government’s fiscal plan and ensuring sound stewardship of public funds. The Division provides professional, objective and trusted internal audit services that are instrumental to sound governance, accountability, risk management and control, ensuring that financial and risk-management plans and processes meet the highest standards of integrity, accountability and transparency.

Beili is a strategic and energetic business executive with over 20 years of finance, risk management and audit experience. A trusted and strategic advisor to multiple Boards of Directors on matters in relation to finance, risk management and controls. A strong proponent of pragmatic transformation, process optimization, revenue enhancement and cost savings. She has a proven track record, supporting Boards of Directors, Audit Committees, and Governance & Compensation Committees to fulfill their oversight responsibilities.

Beili has a Master of Business Administration and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Director, a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Beili brings a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the design and effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes. She has acquired internal audit experience in both the public and private sectors. During her internal audit career, Beili has led audit and advisory projects in more than 18 countries, across four continents, with experience in retail, wholesale, logistics, manufacturing operations, and government.

Beili has actively served the internal audit profession and community as a volunteer for over 10 years. She is a leader in the field of governance, risk management and internal auditing, and an active contributor to auditing standards in the public sector. Beili was the inaugural Chair for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Toronto Chapter and currently sits on the Board of Governors for IIA Canada, North America and Global. She has been a member on the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB)’s Public Sector Auditing Standards Review Task Force since 2015. This Task Force provides advice to the AASB on Handbook updates related to auditing public sector entities. Additionally, Beili is on an IIA Task Force responsible for updating an IIA Position Paper on the Three Lines of Defense. The refreshed IIA Position Paper is expected to help define the role of internal auditors for years to come. 

Beili is an immigrant to this great nation and is proud to be recognized as a leader who embraces and demonstrates diversity and inclusion. She believes in bringing people and ideas together to deliver excellence for the people of Ontario.