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Internal audit services

An internal audit takes a close look at everything that helps your business to function – both financially and organisationally. We’ll look at your processes, risks, controls, safeguards and asset management to ensure you’re operating to your full potential. We’ll also highlight every opportunity you might be missing to increase efficiency, satisfaction and revenue.

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Expert advice from experienced Risk and Assurance specialists

At Scrutton Bland, we believe trust should underpin any internal audit process.

It’s essential that the organisation being audited feels comfortable with the people examining the ins and outs of its finances.

Similarly, the auditor should be assured that nothing will be hidden from them while undertaking their work.

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A process built on trust

Our internal audit specialists treat each of our clients as individuals, getting to know the team and building a relationship that can be sustained over several years.

This enriches our internal audit service while providing the ‘knowledge continuity’ that our specialists need to offer tailored and impactful advice.

What do we Audit?

The main areas we look at in an audit are below, but we can also consider other sector-specific functions. For example, our education specialists audit student attendance, high needs learning support, curriculum planning, student recruitment and retention, amongst other key risk areas, and also provide a mock funding assurance audit for the Education & Skills Funding Agency.

Key Financials


Budgetary Control and Cash Flow


Risk Management


Conflict of Interest

Estates Management


IT Infrastructure

Data Protection & GDPR compliance

Business Continuity


Health and Safety

Human Resources

Asset Management

The four key components of an internal audit

Our internal audit team understands the unique requirements of businesses and public bodies alike. With clients including further education colleges, sixth form colleges, multi-academy trusts and housing associations, we combine our understanding of risk with sector-specific knowledge, delivering a bespoke service that isn’t often available from other auditors.

The four key components to our internal audit approach are:


You’ll get honest and objective advice on the effectiveness of your internal controls, so you can move forward with confidence.


We analyse and provide perspective on the root causes of issues identified in our audit findings, so corrective action can be taken.


We are proactive in suggesting meaningful improvements, providing long-term assurance and delivering strategic advice around risk.

A trusted adviser

Relationships are all-important with this level of scrutiny. We provide value-added services and proactive strategic advice beyond the initial audit, establishing ourselves as a long-term partner for clients. 

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Talk to an expert

Our internal audit specialists draw on a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. Want to make sure your organisation is operating most effectively? 

Call Paul and his team on 0330 058 6559, email hello@scruttonbland.co.uk or click below to get in touch via the Contact page to arrange an initial discussion and a no-obligation quote.

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