Internal audit

A critical element of good corporate governance is ensuring that procedures and controls are operating effectively across all operations. Internal audit provides assurance and also identifies areas of improvement within key operations of the business, thus empowering management to enhance performance.
An effective internal audit consists of a systematic review of all the important processes in an organisation, including finance, HR, IT, sales, purchasing and other operational departments. Internal audit evaluates policies, procedures and controls, to ensure they address:
 
  • the achievement of objectives
  • the management of risk
  • the effective and efficient use of resources
  • compliance with external laws and regulations
  • the safeguarding of assets from fraud, irregularity or corruption
  • the integrity and reliability of information
As well as providing both fully outsourced and co-sourced internal audit, the Moore Stephens team can assess the effectiveness of your existing internal audit function, help you to establish your own function or perform an audit of any area of your business.


Our internal audit services are split into three areas:
 
  • Corporate governance;
  • Risk management; and
  • Internal controls.
Why choose Moore Stephens?

Expertise
Moore Stephens team members are highly skilled and qualified, with appropriate professional qualifications in disciplines such as accountancy, internal audit, information systems audit, risk management and project management. This breadth of expertise, combined with extensive experience gained from working in many different organisations, gives us an excellent opportunity to share good practice and help you achieve real benefits – providing a tangible return on your internal audit investment.

Partner-led
The partners on our teams will not only lead the assignment and ensure the utmost quality and efficiency, but will also be highly visible to you.

Transparency and consistency
A key part of our internal audit services is not only the preparation of a detailed report, but also meeting your management/board to discuss our findings and recommendations. This face to face communication and transparency are vital to ensure that you receive maximum benefits from the internal audit process.