Services for schools and local authorities

Internal Audit


Paying close attention to your financial affairs, school governance and management information is an essential part of ensuring the smooth and effective running of your school. By using a systematic and disciplined approach, our internal audit service can help you to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the processes, systems and policies you have in place, while minimising risk.

  • Service features

    • Independent assurance on your school’s control environment and governance arrangements, culminating in a report to the school incorporating management actions to mitigate identified risks / weaknesses.

    • Independent advice, guidance and assistance in relation to control, risk and governance processes.

    • Specialist skills and knowledge to assist in or lead fraud and irregularity investigations, or to determine the effectiveness of fraud prevention control and detection processes.

    • Consulting services – the nature and scope of which to be agreed with the client and it is intended to add value and improve organisations' governance, risk management and control processes.

  • Benefits to schools

    • Add value and contribute to the achievement of the schools' aims and objectives.

    • Support governors and staff in the effective discharge of their responsibilities.

    • Provide innovation and challenge, shaping the values and standards of the school.

    • Support and promote the need for sound internal controls and encourage management to take ownership of processes, systems and policy.

    • Maintain a level of independence and integrity in the evaluation of risk management, control and governance processes.

    • Advice in relation to control and good practice approach.

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