Other Assurance and Agreed Upon Procedures

How we can help

Businesses are sometimes asked to provide an accountant’s report on a specific piece of financial information. Not necessarily the annual accounts – but something else requiring an independent “sign off” by someone suitably qualified. We often see clients needing such a sign off on grant claims, for example, but we also have experience with regulators’ reports too. Whilst this isn’t audit work, it requires similar skills. Our team is well equipped to do the necessary work and provide these assurance reports.

This type of work, often called “agreed upon procedures”, can sometimes take longer in the administration and engagement set up – than it does to actually do the work, particularly if you’re unfamiliar with the reports required. Fortunately for you, we’ve done lots of this work and are really quite good at it.

We have lots of experience in helping organisations who receive grants. Grants might be from Homes England, the Greater London Authority, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and UK Research and Innovation, and many more….. We work with a large range of organisations, including registered providers, local authorities and their subsidiaries, and private developers

We can help with the reporting requirements of rent and sale schemes, Right to Buy, Right to Acquire, Social Homebuy, and the ACM Cladding Remediation Fund, and the more unusual areas like Empty Homes lease and repair, traveller pitches, move-on accommodation, and care and support specialised housing. As well as the annual compliance reports on individual schemes, we work with a lot of Homes England Strategic Partners on their Statements of Grant Usage each April. We audit revenue grants as well, such as for the Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme and the Next Steps Accommodation Programme.

We can also help you prepare for audit by reviewing scheme files or processes. We review the files in detail and can produce reports identifying any weaknesses using the Homes England/GLA breach categorisations to ensure meaningful findings.

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