Everyone is living in an increasingly digital world. For councils, schools and other organisations, this means:
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council are set to join the Veritau group.
Veritau was established in 2009, initially as a partnership between City of York Council and North Yorkshire County Council, and expanded in 2012 when a number of district councils joined the group. Veritau now provides internal audit, counter fraud and information governance services to over 500 public sector clients in the region.
We have recently started working for a new client outside of Yorkshire. Santa Claus has operated a successful organisation for a number of years, but we could provide no assurance that there was a suitable control environment in place to successfully achieve the organisation’s objectives.
After a few organisations in the area have been victims of mandate fraud, including a local wildlife sanctuary, our audit manager Stuart shares an important reminder about internal controls.
On #TrusteesWeek, one of our senior auditors discusses the importance of charity governance.
In running any council, school or business, good governance is extremely important to help the organisation to achieve its objectives and drive improvement, as well as maintain legal and ethical standing in the eyes of shareholders, regulators and the wider community.
Identifying, assessing and managing risks to objectives is vital for the success of any organisation. The speed of change within organisations and in the wider external environment means organisations need to be alert to the most significant risks they face.
Veritau will shortly be launching its Cyber Security Awareness Week. The campaign will highlight the risks and challenges organisations face in the digital age. With several high profile cyber incidents in the news recently we all need to be alert to the risks we face.
The fraud team have been working with our Communications Officer to prepare messages and infographics for the week. Cyber Security Awareness Week will be from 9 - 13 September.
Our '10 Profiles' campaign continues, where we meet five more members of staff this week. To celebrate 10 years of Veritau, we're learning more about the people who make it what it is.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we're doing a focus on 10 staff members to learn more about the people who make Veritau what it is. Each day this week and next, you’ll see a profile about one of the team, from across our different service areas.