Stuart has considerable experience in managing assurance audit work across the Firm’s portfolio of public sector clients including further and higher education, local government, housing association, research organisations and Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs). He has played a lead role in developing the Firm’s risk-based approach to internal audit to ensure full compliance with the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.
In particular, Stuart has been involved in both internal and external audit assignments within the further education sector since the incorporation of colleges in 1993 and currently manages the Firm’s audit and other services to a significant number of colleges throughout Scotland.
Stuart has a detailed understanding of the corporate governance, performance management and financial issues relevant to the sectors in which he works. He uses his knowledge and experience to identify appropriate best practice benchmarks, an approach that is well received by clients who recognise the ‘added value’ that he provides.