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Our internal audit service is provided by Devon Audit Partnership (DAP).

In addition to the statutory audit service assisting the Head of Finance in meeting statutory responsibilities as the ‘responsible finance officer’, and to provide assurance on the adequacy of internal control arrangements to senior management, Internal Audit advisory services can help the organisation to meet challenges in a rapidly changing environment. DAP deliver an innovative service that offers high quality and value, supporting us in maximising resources, and helping to achieve objectives in an efficient and cost-effective way.

DAP provides a full range of professional internal audit services across the organisation; including areas such as Risk Management; Governance; Business Improvement; and Project support. 

It is also responsible for investigating instances or allegations of financial irregularity. If you become aware of any issue which could result in theft or fraud or financial irregularity, you should report this immediately to DAP or through the Whistleblowing Hotline.

External Audit

DAP also works closely with Grant Thornton Opens in a new window, our external auditors, supporting them in forming their annual audit opinion on our accounts and assurance on grant claims on our behalf.

Policies and guidance

DAP help us with the following:

 

For more information on audit, to view our Bullentins or if you are interested in joining the DAP professional team visit the Devon Audit Partnership Opens in a new window website.