News | 31 May 2022

Internal Audit Strategy: Focus area five – KPIs and added value

For Internal Audit Awareness Month we look at the final area of our three-year strategy: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and added value.

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Internal audit KPIs & added value - image of Ian Morton, Assistant Director for Audit Assurance. Quote reads: "To be effective as an internal audit service, we need to be able to measure those activities that stakeholders really value. "

News | 27 May 2022

Internal Audit Strategy: Focus area four – data analytics

Data underpins our clients’ processes, operations and decision making. The next area of our strategy focuses on developing data analytics.

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Data analytics in audit: image reads - Our five focus areas: Developing data analytics. Ed Martin headshot plus quote "Data analytics can help us to provide more efficient assurance to our clients, based on all the data in a system rather than just a sample."

News | 26 May 2022

Data protection and multi academy trusts conversion

Earlier this year, the government published its white paper setting out the vision for converting all maintained schools into academies and multi academy trusts.

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News | 25 May 2022

Internal Audit Strategy: Focus area three – redesign and modernisation

Carrying out and completing audit work has become increasingly challenging in recent years. Focus area three is all about redesign and modernisation.

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Internal Audit Strategy - redesign and modernisation, focus area three. Phil Jeffrey, Assistant Director for Audit Assurance: "We want to move to a more agile way of working, giving better, quicker and ongoing assurance to our clients."

News | 23 May 2022

Internal Audit Strategy: Focus area two – setting a strategic planning framework

After the introduction to our strategy and spotlight on focus area one, we now explore focus area two in detail.

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internal audit strategy planning framework - "Our five focus areas: Increasing client engagement. "We sum up our area in this focus area with 'right place, right time, every time' - Connor Munro, Audit Manager". Photo of Connor

News | 17 May 2022

Internal Audit Strategy: Focus area one – increasing client engagement

For Internal Audit Awareness Month, we're sharing our new three-year strategy. The spotlight now turns to its five focus areas...

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Internal Audit Strategy client engagement: image of Stuart Cutts, Assistant Director for Audit Assurance "Engagement is wider than just time. The nature of some engagement needs to be strengthened."

News | 9 May 2022

Internal Audit Awareness Month: Shedding light on our new strategy

Internal Audit Awareness Month’s main goal is to promote the work of internal audit - this year we're shedding light on our new strategy.

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