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Internal Audit

Internal Audit

Keeping your Board in the picture

The risk of exposure to fraud and data security and other malpractices can all affect your business’s reputation and bottom line.
 
Adding genuine value to your business
 
Bentleys’ internal auditors give independent advice to reassure your Board they are appropriately discharging their responsibilities. Internal auditing also provides evidence that your organisation is being managed within the parameters set by the Board.
 
Using a systematic and disciplined approach, our experienced internal auditors work with a wide range of clients including industry superannuation funds, companies and government organisations.
 
Corporate governance
 
  • Reviewing board and sub-committee charters
  • Reviewing strategic/corporate planning processes
  • Assessing board/sub-committee performance including fitness/proper assessments for individual directors
  • Assessing board control including delegations and policy setting
  • Preparing independent performance audits/evaluations of specific activities
  • Managing of conflicts of interest
  • Assessing or implementing fraud control strategies
  • Assessing complaints about management processes
  • Investigating allegations and complaints
 
Risk management
 
  • Assessing corporate culture to risk management and risk maturity assessments
  • Reviewing risk management frameworks/policies
  • Facilitating risk identification and assessment workshops
  • Reviewing risk management treatments for effectiveness
  • Reviewing risk management reporting systems
 
Internal control
 
  • Assessing control environments
  • Risk assessing and testing internal controls for business cycles such as payroll, expenditure, revenue, asset management
  • Assessing and testing general computer controls
  • Assessing and testing application computer controls
  • Assessing compliance with legislative or policy requirements
  • Managing fraud risk including advising on prevention, detection and prevention of fraud

To set up an internal audit in your organisation, contact a Bentleys Advisor today.

Case Study

Case study

Poor service and a higher than acceptable level of customer complaints was damaging a client’s business. Bentleys traced the problem to a contractor who had not been fulfilling their contractual obligations. Our internal audit led to the contractor being terminated without legal challenge and our client was able to improve their contract management. 

Talk To Your Bentleys Advisor

Chris Nicoloff

Director, Audit & Corporate Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
I work hard to understand the issues from my clients’ perspective and this helps me deliver effective and efficient audit and corporate advisory advice.

John Morgan

Director, Assurance & Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
An experienced management consultant, John has worked with a broad range of organisations to help

Mark Delaurentis

Director, Audit & Corporate Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“As a Lead Auditor my clients seek and value my advice and opinions on a range of important financial matters and business critical decisions, I take my role and this responsibility very seriously”

Martin Power

Partner, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Martin is a Partner within the audit and corporate advisory services division. He is a certified internal auditor and a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Ireland.

David Francis

Director, Audit & Assurance, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
David supports public sector, private and not-for-profit organisations in a broad range of industries to facilitate compliance, risk management and strategic development.

Doug Bell

Director, Audit & Corporate Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I am passionate in obtaining an in depth understanding of the drivers of my clients’ operations, meaning I can offer a personal and value added service, as well as meet compliance requirements"

Martin Fensome

Partner, Melbourne, VIC 03 9018 4666
Martin Fensome is a Partner at McLean Delmo Bentleys providing audit services to listed public companies, large and small proprietary companies, trusts and family owned businesses operating in distribution, engineering and not-for-profit sectors.

Adam Roberts

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
Adam is a Chartered Accountant with more than 27 years’ experience in audit and business services.

Philip Rix

Managing Director, Financial & Corporate Advisory Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I’m excited about the opportunity to have a positive impact on the financial affairs of each and every one of my clients. It is enormously satisfying knowing that I have assisted them in some small way, whatever that may be

Ashley Carle

Director, Audit, Brisbane, Bentleys, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ashley is a Director in the audit division at Bentleys. She has experience in conducting external and internal audits across a wide range of industries and entities.

Stewart Douglas

Partner, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Stewart is a Partner with the Bentleys Audit team. He has over 16 years audit and professional experience – which started with several years’ tenure with the Audit division at one of the 'Big 4' firms in Brisbane.

David Papa

Director, Assurance & Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
David supports public sector, private and not-for-profit organisations in a broad range of industries to facilitate compliance, risk management and strategic development.

Paul Matthews

Associate Director, Internal Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Paul is an Associate Director and Internal Audit and Risk Management Specialist in the Audit division at Bentleys. Paul has over eighteen years’ experience as an auditor and accountant.

Ben Pepperell

Manager, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ben has over ten years’ experience across a wide range of clients, including local government, universities, independent schools, childcare, licensed clubs, aged care, agribusiness, corporate and other not-for-profit organisations.

Matthew Treby

Manager, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9703
Matt brings to Bentleys a wealth of experience working with clients from large public and multi-nationals to large private companies, SME’s, and not-for-profits.

Austin Gibbs

Manager, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Austin is a Manager in the Audit team at Bentleys. He has over twelve years’ experience in audit and assurance.