Whitby Abbey

PROVIDING ASSURANCE TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR

"A professional, independent and objective internal audit service is one of the key elements of good governance, as recognised throughout the UK public sector"

Public Sector Internal Audit standards

Why is assurance important?

The challenges facing public sector organisations have never been greater at the same time that resources are coming under increasing pressure.  The pace of change means that it is more difficult to manage risks, maximise performance and deliver the required outcomes.  Internal audit can help you to evaluate whether the services, systems and governance frameworks in your organisation are achieving the required outcomes.  Internal audit assurance helps you to manage your risks and respond to new or emerging issues.

Veritau’s approach is designed to be forward looking and collaborative, seeking to improve your organisation’s effectiveness and the outcomes you achieve.

What we can offer

We can support you in a range of areas, including:

Financial system reviews Project and programme management Performance management
Information governance compliance Data quality Value for money
Operational system reviews Grant certification IT risk assurance
Training and advice Human resource management Policy development
System design and implementation    

Why choose Veritau?

 Flexibility

Rather than provide an 'off the shelf' service we will listen carefully to your requirements and develop a bespoke audit service designed to address your specific business and assurance needs. Our aim is to add value by helping you to optimise your resources and plan for the future rather than simply concentrating on past events.

Experience

Our auditors have extensive experience of assessing risks, reviewing controls and helping clients to make improvements. We provide audit assurance services to a range of public sector organisations including county, district and town councils, national park authorities, academies and housing trusts. We can therefore share best practice observations from across our extensive client base.

Professionalism

Our auditors are committed to providing a professional service which exceeds your expectations. They are all members of relevant audit and accountancy bodies. We also provide an ongoing programme of training and professional development.

Quality

Veritau has a proven track record when it comes to the quality of our work. We maintain a quality assurance programme which ensures audit assignments are conducted to relevant professional standards. Veritau is also recognised as an Investor in People.

Independence

We provide impartial and objective advice which is recognised and valued by our clients.

Access to wider Veritau expertise

You can benefit from the wider services that Veritau provides in house and through its various partnerships, including risk management, counter fraud and information governance services.

 

Your Internal Audit Team

 

Ian Morton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01609 532739
Ian Morton - Audit Manager
Ian has nearly 30 years of wide ranging audit experience gained with Veritau and a variety of local authorities. He has worked closely with many different public sector organisations to deliver high quality audit services tailored to meet client needs. Ian leads on education, IT audit and the national parks.

 

Stuart Cutts This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   01609 535560
Stuart Cutts - Audit Manager
Stuart has over 16 years of wide ranging audit experience gained with Veritau, the Audit Commission and KPMG. He has worked closely with many different public sector organisations to deliver audit services during this time. Stuart leads on health and social services, business transformation, project management and value for money audits.

 

Phil Jeffrey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01904 552926
Phil Jeffrey - Audit Manager
Phil has over 10 years of audit experience gained with Veritau, the Audit Commission, National Audit Office and in the NHS. He has performed a variety of audit assurance work, ranging from fundamental system reviews through to one off specialist assignments. Phil is currently the audit lead for the City of York Council and Selby District Council.

Contact Us

York: 01904 552943
Northallerton: 01609 535034

Fax: 01904 552945
Email: contact us here

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