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Audit &
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Adding real, tangible value to the audit process coupled with practical, strategic advice.

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Ethos

Big decisions call for experience & understanding.

Our approach to audit is based upon detailed risk assessment and analytic review but we understand that all businesses are different and look to tailor our approach to fit our clients’ needs. Planning is at the core of our audit services along with continuity in team members and a smooth process that provides real value to our clients.

That said, we see our audit service as more than just a tick in a box. We look to probe the business and tease out points that may not have been considered – ask questions that may uncover new opportunities, further tax mitigation or operational and profit improvements. As our senior management and Partner team have experience working across Big 4 and Top 10 accountancy practices, we are able to bring cutting edge techniques and processes to the table.

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Our approach

A Technology driven process.

Our Audit process concentrates on communication with clients and embracing technology. By using this approach, we no longer need to spend long periods at clients’ sites but carry out initial testing phases offsite, communicate with clients using video conferencing and sharing data online. This leads to minimised disruption to clients’ business operations, ensures efficiency and maximises the use of everyone’s time.

For more information about our Audit & Assurance services please get in touch.
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