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.