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“As we strengthen and develop our governance arrangements, haysmacintyre is there to challenge, support and guide us.”

Giles Brand, Bursar, St Mary’s, Ascot.

Could you do things better?

Governance, risk and control are increasingly important concerns for all types of boards. We can help you improve the leadership and control in your organisation so you’re more efficient and effective in managing opportunities and avoiding risk.

We look beyond the purely financial risks to assess how effective your governance and control processes are and give you an independent view of your performance. 

Our internal audit approach is all about adding real value, not just ticking boxes. We’ll build on your strengths, identify areas for improvement and provide practical solutions. We have extensive experience in reviewing governance structures and benchmarking against comparable organisations and can share the best practice ideas with you. 

Also, as trustees, school governors and non-executive directors ourselves we have first-hand experience of the challenges of implementing good governance and we’ll give you the training and support you need to ensure the measures are successful. 

Our services

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

  • Financial benchmarking
  • Risk register/maps
  • Risk workshops and training
  • Financial governance reviews
  • Trustee training
  • Financial management and information systems
  • Business process improvements
  • Fraud control reviews
  • Internal audit
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Trustee recruitment
  • Governance reviews
  • Governance benchmarking
  • Facilitation of boards
  • Internal audit testing for academies

Sharing our expertise 

We run events, seminars and training courses on governance and risk throughout the year; produce technical briefings and surveys such as the Independent Schools Governance Survey, and contribute regularly to the press.

What our clients say about us

“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.”
Giles Brand, Bursar, St Mary’s, Ascot.

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