Audit & assurance

Public sector expertise

Knowledge and experience are essential in effective scrutiny in the increasingly joined-up public sector in Scotland and the UK. For more than 50 years, Scott-Moncrieff has consistently demonstrated quality and partnership in our assurance and risk management work with Scotland’s public sector. These traits continue to be the bedrock of our approach today.

Our appreciation of public sector culture and service provision has earned us the trust and respect of every public body we’ve worked with.

Assurance services

Our assurance services extend to statutory audits of public sector bodies and internal and performance audit services. We’re appointed either by Audit Scotland or individual bodies, or through public sector frameworks like Consultancy One.

However you arrive at our services, we can give you confidence that your organisation’s business processes, financial records and capacity will allow it to meet its objectives.


Our risk management team will enable you to manage your exposure to major risk and help you to formulate contingency plans in case of disruption. All of our risk management work is tailored to your individual needs and complies with internationally recognised risk standards.


Our team advises many public sector organisations on their governance structure.  The right set-up can support effective decision-making and satisfy the needs of stakeholders.

We also provide seminars and workshops on governance responsibilities to help train boards.

Due diligence

At a time of reorganisation or restructuring it’s important to invest in independent due diligence to avoid hidden surprises. We have extensive experience of providing public sector due diligence services that allow informed decisions to be made in uncertain times.