Audit, advisory and assurance

Chartered Accountants, Registered Auditors and experienced business advisors.

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Statutory external audit

Finegan Gibson is an independent and long established firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors.

External audit is an independent audit function that provides assurance that the financial statements of an organisation are free from material mis-statement and are in accordance with relevant legislation and accounting standards. Besides helping you meet the statutory requirements, we strive to ‘add value’ by taking the opportunity to review your financial and management systems.  By focusing on key risk areas, we can often enhance business systems and controls by recommending practical solutions and enhancements that can improve your business performance.

We perform a rigorous and robust audit service seeking to provide a high level of assurance our clients can have confidence in. We pride ourselves on the working relationships we develop with clients. With direct partner contact and regular communication, we strive to provide all of our clients with an individually focused and value added professional service.

Chartered Accountants Ireland

We have developed a niche in providing audit services to the voluntary and community sector and are regularly called upon to provide expert opinion on accounting and audit matters for the third sector.

Conor Dolan, Managing Director and Head of Audit, is a lecturer in auditing and assurance for Chartered Accountants Ireland, a post he has held for over 13 years. He delivers the professional exam programme to students and provides exam preparation support to the private sector. This knowledge is imparted on our staff through regular in-house training courses resulting in an audit team who are equipped to deliver a modern, quality assurance service.

Our audit services are also available across Northern Ireland to:

  • Limited companies
  • Public sector
  • Trusts
  • Unit Trusts
  • Specialist organisations

For further information on our external audit service, please contact us.

Internal audit

The Internal Audit needs of each organisation are unique. Finegan Gibson offer fully outsourced and co-sourced internal audit services with the objective of adding value to our clients by making recommendations that improve efficiency, strengthen the control environment and encourage best practice.

As Internal Auditor, we help our clients to manage risks. Through our risk based internal audit approach, we deal with issues that are fundamentally important to our clients and provide assurance to those charged with governance and external parties across a number of financial, operational and compliance processes.

Our internal audit services are available to:

  • Companies
  • Charities, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations
  • Schools
  • Non departmental public bodies
  • Other publicly funded organisations

For further information on our internal audit service, please contact us.

Corporate governance

Finegan Gibson offers corporate governance advisory services and can assist organisations through performing a corporate governance healthcheck and assessing the organisation against best practice. Our healthcheck provides our clients with assurance and recommendations for improvement over such areas as:

  • Committee structures
  • Board effectiveness
  • Board balance and independence
  • Performance development
  • Remuneration policies
  • Internal control systems and financial reporting

For further information on our corporate governance service, please contact us.

Grant advice and verification

Finegan Gibson has experience of providing grant audit and certifications for funding received by a number of funding bodies including the Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB), the former Department of Finance and Personnel and a number of local government departments, the Community Relations Council, Invest Northern Ireland, the Tourism NI, Co-Operation Ireland and district councils.

We pride ourselves on being responsive to client needs. We endeavour to complete grant claim audits as quickly as possible preventing any delays in receipt of funding.

For further information on our grant advice and verification service, please contact us.

Compliance and controls review

Internal control reviews and assessments are becoming a necessity in today’s business environment. In order to increase your company’s financial system integrity and to safeguard your company’s assets, we offer an internal controls review service. The review consists of an evaluation of financial processes to protect against abuse, fraud, and errors.

We also offer compliance reviews against requirements set out by funding bodies and regulatory organisations.

For further information on our compliance and controls review service, please contact us.