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Audit & Assurance

Often Audit and Assurance is viewed only as a statutory necessity. We’ll help you to view it as a significant opportunity; an accurate assessment that identifies where you can improve systems to enhance your processes, add value and achieve your goals.

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  • Ross Preston
    Meet the team

    The team

  • OWNER-MANAGED BUSINESSES. HIGH-GROWTH START-UPS. UK ENTITIES. INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS. PUBLIC SECTOR AND NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATIONS.

    Who we can help

  • INTERNAL, JOINT VENTURE, CONTRACT & CHARITY AUDITS. FRAUD PREVENTION & INVESTIGATION. WHISTLEBLOWING HOTLINE. SECONDMENTS & PROJECT SUPPORT.

    How we can help

SO MUCH MORE THAN TICKING BOXES

Our external audit team’s primary role is obviously to check the truth and fairness of your accounts and ensure you are compliant with current standards. However, to us that’s just the start. We look to get under the skin of your business and provide data that can inform your best business decisions. We see audit as a value added service and not just a compliance box ticking exercise. We want to be immersed in your business and viewed as a truly trusted advisor. Our aim is to help you make money, save you time, support you now and in the future and give you peace of mind.

LARGE FIRM CAPABILITY SMALL FIRM DELIVERY

It is imperative that you and your business have the right support in place as you navigate the challenges and opportunities that exist. Increasingly we speak to businesses and business owners who are unable to access this support on a timely basis from their current audit firm. Many businesses we speak to feel that they have either outgrown their current professional advisors or in an increasing number of cases that their current advisors have outgrown them. Many profitable SME and owner managed businesses now feel unsupported and this is where we can help.

HOW WE WORK – INSIGHTFUL BUT NOT INTRUSIVE

At Sagars our team in Leeds have a depth of resource and capability. As part of the AAB Group, this is further enhanced with specialist teams across the UK and island of Ireland. Together, we work to help our clients achieve their goals and sleep easily at night. We relentlessly pursue this purpose.

Our audit team are experts in their field. They are experienced and diligent but also personable and compassionate. We employ personable and likeable individuals and train them to be first-class auditors. It is much easier that way around. We act independently and with integrity, however, our teams are always conscious that you need to carry on running the business and want minimal disturbance.

We will always work with you and around your commitments and show flexibility. Our teams will have carried out extensive background research before we start the audit, meaning we can effectively hit the ground running whilst taking up as little of your time as possible.

CLARITY & SUPPORT

Clear communication throughout is a key part of our audit approach. During the audit itself and at the end, we report on the insights we have gained. We want to build a lasting relationship with you and to be seen as a sounding board for management throughout the year.

As part of our reporting, we’ll let you know how the company’s systems and control environment is looking, provide invaluable insights and make suggestions for improvements where appropriate.

At Sagars, we listen to your plans and help you to consider:

  • What “the numbers” actually mean; what’s important to you and your business.
  • What else you should be thinking about beyond the numbers.
  • What the possibilities for the future might be.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Alongside regular company and LLP audits, we’ve also got the expertise to perform more specialist audits, such as:

  • Solicitors’ Accounts Rules
  • Charities and non-profit organisations
  • Academies
  • Pension schemes
  • Insurance brokers
  • ATOL holders

As part of the AAB Group, we can also assist with additional audit, assurance, and international support services.

  • “Thanks so much for getting this done in such a short space of time and for saving me so much money! I’m really impressed with the service I’ve received from Sagars.”

    Sarah Jones KC, Pump Court Chambers

  • “As long as I need a trusted adviser, I won’t be going anywhere else.”

    Ian Gray, Director, Celerity Business Development

  • “When I phone Sagars, even if the person I want isn’t there, other people are falling over themselves to help me. I don’t get that anywhere else.”

    Ian King, Director, Ian King Electrical

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