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We help ensure that your governance procedures and operations are operating correctly from a strategic perspective. Our specialists are on hand to help you make informed decisions by providing the independent perspective you need to effectively lead your business and mitigate risk, leading to better efficiencies.

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Why haysmacintyre?

In today’s complex business environment, organisations face escalating compliance requirements, financial risk controls and concerns, and ongoing uncertainties, such as cybersecurity, environmental and sustainability, operational disruption, supply chain risk and geopolitical matters. Above all, decision-makers need confidence in the integrity of the data they analyse and act upon in order to lead their business effectively.

This is where we can support you as a professional assurance partner – by giving an independent viewpoint, we enable timely evaluation of control adequacy and effectiveness by linking these to risks, which lead to enhanced operational efficiencies for your organisation. Our team of specialists brings in-depth industry knowledge and experience to the table, allowing us to offer tailored recommendations that are benchmarked against comparable organisations.

We are here to assist in an independent and objective capacity, and assess performance in different areas of your organisation. We aim to add real value to your business by building on your strengths, identifying areas for improvement, and providing pragmatic and practical solutions, so you get the assurances you need to help you develop your organisation in the ever-evolving business landscape.

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Our service will give you the added confidence you need in your decision-making whilst supporting your resourcing and operations with tailored recommendations to prioritise your next steps.

We can give you independent and constructive advice and support through a wide range of services including:

Assurance

  • Governance reviews
  • Internal audit
  • Risk management
  • Compliance reviews
  • Agreed upon procedures
  • Service organisation controls report (ISAE 3402)

Advisory

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data protection
  • Financial controls advisory
  • International advisory services
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Other assurances reporting i.e. grant assurances
  • USAID audits
  • Financial modelling assurance
  • IT security / data protection

The critical role of governance

Governance refers to the system of rules, practices, and processes by which an organisation is directed and controlled and includes the mechanisms by which organisations, and those in control, are held to account. Effective governance can lead to a host of benefits, including improved organisational performance, higher levels of stakeholder trust, and reduced risk. A […]

Guide to: ISA 315 (Revised) Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement

The revisions are effective for audits of financial statements for periods beginning on or after 15 December 2021. The changes were made by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and adopted by the FRC in its UK version of the standard to address concerns about audit quality. The FRC consider the new standard […]

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As we have sought to strengthen and develop our governance arrangements, haysmacintyre has always been on the side lines providing challenge, support and guidance. The number of schools they work with and their involvement with both AGBIS and the ISBA has really benefitted our school.

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