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Birmingham Audit Education

The Birmingham Audit traded service provides a high quality, professional, internal audit service to schools, academies and other educational settings in Birmingham.

The audit service can offer help in a range of areas, including:

  • Internal controls, such as evaluating systems or resource use, and helping put in place internal control arrangements.
  • Governance, such as reviewing the effectiveness of the Governing Body / Senior Management Team
  • Risk management, such as making sure there’s an effective risk management process in place
  • Advice, guidance and training in areas such as Schools Financial Value Standards, and detecting and preventing fraud.
  • Audits, such as checking for compliance with safeguarding, service delivery and computer security standards.

In the case of academies, the Birmingham Audit service can also:

  • Advise on compliance with the requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook
  • Report periodically to relevant boards/committees on the effectiveness of control and governance arrangements
  • Support or take on the Responsible Finance Officer, as needed
  • Provide an annual report on the effectiveness of controls.

Work is charged for at a daily rate, with costs agreed on a job-by-job basis.

Latest updates and information are available in the Auditor to download.

Download briefing note about the audit visit programme


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