Internal Audit

The service provides a wide range of complementary assurance services under one umbrella, which enables us to draw on a variety of specialist skills to meet customer requirements.

We have an established and growing reputation across the local government sector as experts in the application of risk-based audit methodologies and computer audit services.

We have experienced and qualified staff able to meet all internal audit needs in the following areas:

  • Risk-based audits
  • Systems audits
  • Programme governance audits
  • Regularity and compliance audit
  • Grant certification and independent examinations
  • Computer audit
  • Contract audit

Our team provides a wide range of assurance and consultancy services to external organisations around the region and beyond, as well as council’s services.

Although the unit is organised around functional and client groupings, we adopt a flexible approach to staffing and placements. This ensures that skills and competencies are matched to client needs and also offers greater personal development opportunities for our staff.

Counter fraud

Our team also acts as the central focus for calls received via the council's anti-fraud / whistleblowing hotline and undertake investigations of areas of concern including fraud and irregularities.

Any whistleblowing complaints can be made confidentially by telephone to 0808 100 1235 or you can report fraud online.

Who to contact

David Smith - Internal Audit Manager
Telephone: 0161 607 6969

Gary Marland - IT Audit Manager
Telephone: 0161 607 6974


Internal Audit
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5AW

This page was last updated on 28 January 2020

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