internal audit

One of the cornerstones of effective governance, internal audit acts as a catalyst for positive change and continual improvement through objective challenge.


Contract management. Three questions to ask yourself.

“…there is a crisis of confidence at present, caused by some worrying examples of contractors not appearing to treat the public sector fairly, and of departments themselves not being on top of things."

- Amyas Morse, Head of the National Audit Office

By Jay Hussain, Director, Moore Stephens, speaker at the forthcoming CIPFA Audit Conference and lead for the Cabinet Office review on SERCO and G4S contracts.

There is a growing divergence between increased outsourcing of public services and the capability and capacity of the customer to manage outsourced contracts. The evidence is that the quality of client side contract management has not kept pace with increased outsourcing. In central government, how well, or poorly as the case may be, contracts are being managed has been the focus of intense discussions, led by the Public Accounts Committee.

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The audit panel promotes internal audit in public services while having regard to the contribution of external audit. It does this by providing expert advice and maintaining CIPFA’s Code of Practice for Internal Audit in Local Government.

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The UK Public Sector Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board (IASAB) was been established by CIPFA, HM Treasury, Department of Health, The Scottish Government, The Welsh Government and The Department of Finance and Personnel (NI).

UK Public Sector Internal Audit Standards Board

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