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Internal Audit Service

This service provides independent and objective assurance on the operation and effectiveness of the school’s financial controls in accordance with the requirements of the Academies financial handbook. It also provides advice on internal control, risk and governance issues as well as internal fraud investigation services.

Our Internal Audit service consists of either a health check Financial Control Review or a Full Audit Programme. The Full Audit Programme includes all of the following: 


  • Scheme of Delegation/Governor Meetings/Financial Performance Monitoring
  • staff skills/qualification/Returns to DfE

Financial Control

  • Finance Policy/Fraud Risks
  • Control Account Reconciliation


  • post income/storage & banking/reconciliation
  • returns to HMRC/Legacy income/Tainted charity donations/Trading income

Purchases and Payments

  • payments authorisation/cheque payments/Debit/charge cards/bank direct payments
  • grant payments/petty cash

Salaries and Expenses

  • procedures and controls 
  • expenses


  • bank account controls

Contracts and Tendering

  • tendering procedures

Asset Management

  • procedures, policies and controls

Investment Management

  • procedures, policies and controls

Risk Management

  • strategy, registers, business continuity, insurance

Information Management

  • procedures, polices and controls

The health check service consists of some but not all of the above content. To see a direct comparison of the two levels of service, please click on the PDF fact sheet on the right of the screen.

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Contact us

Nigel Stannard


01202 633123

Simon Milne


01202 633122