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|
|Operational system reviews||Data quality||Value for money|
|Training and advice||Grant certification||IT risk assurance|
|System design and implementation||Human resource management||Policy development|
Why choose Veritau?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet our team of specialists
CPFA | BA (Hons)
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.
CPFA | BA (Hons)
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 has over 20 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.
Assistant Audit Manager
IIA | CIA | BA (Hons) | MA
Ed has over 10 years of internal audit experience, and was with Veritau as a trainee auditor when it was formed in April 2009. He has performed a wide variety of assurance work and gained knowledge and experience across all areas of Local Government. Ed has responsibility for Health and Housing and Adult Social Care at City of York Council and assists with IT audit across all Veritau’s clients. He is currently studying for a further professional qualification, in Internal Audit Leadership.