Internal Scrutiny Reviews 

Our Internal Scrutiny team at MLG provide support to a large range of Academies across the United Kingdom with the emphasis being based upon continuous improvement, seeking to highlight areas of inefficiencies plus weakness, and making well thought out recommendations to resolve these issues going forward to ensure good practice is in place across the Trust. 
The Academies Financial Handbook requires all trusts to have a programme of internal scrutiny to provide independent assurance to the board that its financial and non-financial controls and risk management procedures are operating effectively. At MLG, we seek to provide assurances and generate improvements based upon our range of testing, to support management across the Trust by ensuring all categories of risk are adequately identified, reported, and managed. 

Some of the areas we cover as part of our Internal Scrutiny Review: 

- A review of Governance across the Trust 
- Estates Management 
- Detailed payroll/HR testing 
- Finance and Procurement testing 
- Cash and Bank reviews 
- Monthly financial closedown reviews/ Budget reviews. 
- Management information and reviews. 
- Energy efficiency. 



  External Audit Support 




All staff members within our Internal Scrutiny department and External Audit department, have prior experience of working within schools of all sizes, either as an employee within the school finance team or as an external advisor via the external auditor function. This mixture of expertise and experience has allowed us to develop strong working relationships with our clients, delivering a customer led approach based upon the wishes of the Academy Trust. 
We would be delighted to be able to support your Trust. 
For more information regarding any of the above, please feel free to contact us! 
We tend to respond within a day 
01926 679 252 
Our office hours are 
09:00 - 17:00 
Book an appointment 
Arrange a discussion with one of our consultants 
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