Risk, Audit & Assurance
In uncertain times there’s no guard against failure: intelligent risk identification and management are critical. Boards with a tight grip on risk can extend their ambitions while still sleeping well at night.
We help organisations develop effective systems to identify and manage risk. Our support covers: building risk maps; defining smart frameworks; mapping the three lines of defence; assessing the strength of controls; developing financial golden rules; strengthening audit and risk committee effectiveness; validating financial models; stress testing; and facilitating quality Board debate on risk appetite.
We can help you refresh, challenge or recast your approach to risk management and business assurance.
- Risk maps
- Audit committees
- Golden rules
- Development Companies
- Regulatory returns
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What our clients say
PA has deployed the specialist services provided by Campbell Tickell in a range of business areas. Their experts have enabled us to enhance our activities in a faster, professional and cost-effective manner to complement the work performed by my colleagues. I would have no hesitation in recommending Campbell Tickell to other organisations.
What we discovered was that there was no such thing as too much communication. It was communication, communication, communication.
In that regard, the WhatsApp Group Campbell Tickell set up was really, really useful. It gave chief execs a safe space to offload, to ask questions, to check what other people were doing, to sense-check, to check stuff. It was really helpful, and I’d like to carry that sort of forum forward.
I think actually it accelerated decision-making in the sector and helped us make better decisions more quickly.
Radius was developing a funding strategy, with implications for our tenants and future business.
Under the expert facilitation of Campbell Tickell, we risk assessed our operating environment, business opportunities and investment priorities, culminating in a plan to take us forward over the next 5 years. Their practical insight into the challenges of the UK social housing sector enabled our Board to guide discussions towards a tangible and coherent action plan.
We’d like to give a big thanks to Campbell Tickell for their support in our preparation for the Regulator of Social Housing’s IDA. Sue and her team engaged with the Board and executive team to maximise the benefits beyond regulatory performance and to rehearse the key interviewees.
During our IDA we received really positive feedback, particularly around our documentation. The ‘top tips’ summary sheets for each topic and the briefing notes that we prepared with CT’s support were very effective. And we were in a confident position following the interview preparations, which stood us in excellent stead for the real thing!
Campbell Tickell provided excellent support as our Senior Team developed and refined our latest business model facilitated by BRIXX. Our Board wanted to ensure that this year’s business planning cycle included rigorous stress testing of a wide range of scenarios and that Board members fully understood the combination of risks that combined to create our perfect storm. Campbell Tickell’s enabling work facilitated the Board as they identified and reviewed our key risks and their impact. This enabled the Board to challenge senior management effectively on the Association’s mitigation plans.
I have had a good read of the report this afternoon and just wanted to say I think it is really great. I have also looked at the management agreement and it’s great too. This really gives me what I need – a robust overview of where we are at, with key risks highlighted, all of which you have pulled together very promptly. Thank you very much for what is an excellent report.
The report you have prepared is an excellent piece of work. It is clear and the recommendations easily implementable … a ready to use document.
We were pleased with the report. It was clear, thorough, covered what we wanted and avoided the pitfalls we’d feared of being over complicated and detailed.
Risk, Audit and Assurance news
Over recent weeks Sue Harvey, Partner at Campbell Tickell, has hosted a series of round-table discussions with housing association CFOs and financial planning leads from our LinkedIn finance group. Read the latest digest from the discussions.June 22, 2020
The anniversary of the Grenfell fire can be a reminder to each of us to take a personal inventory about how we balance honesty and risk in our working lives.June 14, 2020
We believe there are three strategic pillars which should be shaping an ‘upstream’ response to the challenges and opportunities for organisations in this interstitial space. We call them the three Rs and they are: Reimagining, Resilience and Recovery.May 4, 2020
Sue Harvey, Partner at Campbell Tickell, considers the exceptional scenarios housing associations are needing to stress-test amid the ongoing pandemic.May 1, 2020