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Controls Advisory

Professional guidance along your journey of continuous improvement.

Supporting business confidence with the right control framework

Most businesses, no matter size or sector, are on a journey of continuous improvement when it comes to their internal control environment. Regulatory compliance has always been a necessity but is often a burden. Today, you are probably considering the implications for your business as you prepare to go through an initial public offering (IPO) or look to optimize your existing internal control program as part of NI 52-109 or U.S. SOX 404 requirements.

In our experience, the process of regulatory compliance and the building of effective internal controls will increase confidence in your business, in corporate reporting and improve overall governance. We believe a right-sized control framework, properly implemented should deliver efficiencies and a competitive advantage.

Our experience of working with businesses and organizations to improve and enhance their internal controls, including U.S. SOX or NI 52-109, is that it has delivered a range of benefits across the business.

Optimal and robust controls combined with effective corporate governance deliver significant benefits.

Demonstrably improved governance and risk management
Agile and confident decision making
Greater efficiency and effectiveness of key business and IT processes
Increased insight into key business drivers and issue, driving more effective decision making
Reduction in manual and time intensive activities
Enable a focus on value add and insightful initiatives
Reduced risk of fraud
Greater transparency and accountability across the business

Our Controls Advisory service is in your industry

Supporting the complex governance, risk, and compliance needs of your financial services business so you can focus on your bottom line.

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Targeted solutions in key areas such as tax, R&D investment, and financial reporting to help you meet customer expectations in this ever-evolving market.

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Guidance and strategies to help your business demonstrate sustainability, cut costs, and manage your risks so you can thrive.

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Applying innovation—including data analytics, machine learning, and robotics—to help your manufacturing business prioritize and tackle the demanding challenges and key concerns.

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