Southwark London Borough Council, one of London’s largest and most diverse councils, has hired professional services firm BDO to provide internal audit and risk management services. BDO has signed a contract for four years after which a bidding process will follow.
The new partnership, which was signed earlier this month, will see the accounting and consulting firm provide the Southwark Council with a range of internal audit, counter fraud and risk management services.
The contract, which was provided following a competitive tender process, has a duration of four years. The firm will be working closely with Mike Pinder, the Council’s Head of Anti-Fraud and Internal Audit, to align efforts to combat fraud, among others.
“We look forward to working with BDO and drawing on the team’s wide range of experience and sector knowledge. BDO’s approach will help us to provide a service that adds real value to the council", remarks Pinder.
Greg Rubins, internal audit partner in BDO’s public sector team, says that the firm is “looking forward” to working in partnership with Southwark. Rubins adds, “This is another success story for our rapidly growing public sector internal audit team and demonstrates our capacity to provide support to public sector organisations of all sizes. We look forward to providing our high quality service to Southwark over the next four years and to building a lasting relationship with the Council.”