WHAT IS AN AUDIT?
Audits are an annual check on an organisation’s financial situation. As a legal requirement in the UK, most businesses with turnover in excess of £10m and more than 50 employees will need to have one. It’s where an auditor checks your business’s records for accuracy, honesty and risk. It can be a laborious process. But at Cooper Parry, our award-winning audit and assurance team are out to change the audit experience.
Our industry has given audit a bad name. New clients join us expecting it to be a long, hard slog during which they’re endlessly interrogated and shamed for any tiny errors. You’re probably used to the same – a painful process year after year. But, that’s just not how we work.
LESS DISRUPTION FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM
We’ve created an audit and assurance process focused around collaboration and technology. One which matches our mantra – to disrupt, lead and make life count. With our approach, we’ll no longer spend days and weeks at your place. Instead, we’ll stay in touch and share information using software like Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. You’ll get the same quality and outputs. But you’ll only see us when you have to.
You get a tailored audit process too. Any timelines and visits will be wrapped around the processes you have going on already. We work with business of all sizes across multiple sectors, so we’ll recognise your challenges and where we can help the most. We’ll also talk with one point of contact or multiple team members. And our IT solutions team are a Gold Standard Microsoft technology supplier, meaning we can also help equip your business with the technology you need.
YOU’LL WORK WITH MORE ENGAGED, EXPERIENCED PEOPLE
Before, our audit team members weren’t happy visiting office after office at different clients, never seeing each other. But now, our people have more of a work-life balance. Having our team together also means our people benefit from having senior auditors and partners around as mentors. Why does this matter to you? Because we know happy people leads to happy clients. Our team are an engaged, diverse group of people where 80% of our managers are women. We’ve seen the difference this can make.
WE’RE AWARD WINNING AND NUMBER ONE
Clients have told us we’re “approachable”, “bright” and “inquisitive”. One new client even said we made their old auditors “seem like dinosaurs”. Our clients give us service scores of 8.9 out of 10. We also work with more privately-owned businesses in the Midlands with a turnover of £10-200m than anyone else. And the British Accountancy Awards named us Audit Team of the Year in 2018.
And did you know… our audit approach is also better for the environment? Since changing our audits, we’ve saved miles in travel. We’ve cut our carbon footprint! We should also mention that, during the audit and assurance process, you’re also welcome to join us at our place for meetings. Of course, if you want to talk about becoming one of our clients, we’d love to meet you here some other time too.