Performance audit

If you are looking for ways to improve, our specialist team can undertake a performance audit to help your business to be the best it can be.

Taking a tailored approach

Performance audit studies involve an in-depth examination of a particular area of a business’s activity to ascertain if services are being delivered in a cost-effective way and are achieving the intended objectives.  Each performance audit programme and review is specifically tailored to your individual business and area examined.  This ensures that the review, findings and recommendations of our work are directly linked to your key objectives, risks and issues.

What we do

Scott-Moncrieff works with your staff to help them better understand their role in delivering your strategic business objectives.  We can help you revise, develop and embed performance management arrangements that are directly linked to your strategic objectives.  Through our work your business and your staff better understand the relationship between the costs, volume and quality of your services.  This enables us to identify improvements in productivity and reductions in cost.

The main objectives gained through a performance audit study are:

  • Demonstrating continuous improvement of your business;
  • The provision of improved services;
  • Identification of opportunities to achieve improved value for money or efficiency savings;
  • Spread of better practice across managers and departments; and
  • Enhanced performance reporting to your business and key stakeholders.

Related case studies

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