We provide a distinctive range of audit and advisory services to Police and Crime Commissioners and forces. Our diverse team lends specialist public service expertise with wider commercial experience.
We can offer technical excellence, a deep understanding of the challenges facing Police and Crime Commissioners and forces coupled with fresh thinking to help tackle them. In particular, we are close to the major policing changes in England and Wales, following the introduction of directly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners and the associated new governance, performance and financial arrangements, and in Scotland with the introduction of a single Police force.
Our police audit work is led by Gareth Davies, formerly Managing Director of the Audit Commission’s Audit Practice. We are the external auditor of four Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables in the North of England. Our highly experienced external audit team is supported by a strong technical team which includes public sector specialists, well versed in police accounting and financial reporting. We use this expertise to support our clients with technical updates, as well as contributing to professional developments across the sector.
For more information contact: Gareth Davies
Governance, risk and internal controls
Mazars provides a full range of services in respect of governance, risk and internal audit. We work with our police clients in a variety of ways which include full outsourcing, partial outsourcing, the provision of specialist services and secondment/temporary assistance.
We have a wide range of staff at all levels that can assist in all areas of management assurance – we have a particular skill around combined assurance and understand how to maximise assurance, avoid duplication of costs and improve controls.
We have expertise in business performance improvement, cost reduction, implementing new governance arrangements and organisational development including, for example, collaboration and mergers. We have the knowledge skills and experience to assist Police and Crime Commissioners and forces meet the challenge of declining resources and high public expectations.
For more information contact: Paul Gilmour