Grant Audits

Research funders require routine financial audits to ensure project money has been spent appropriately. We work with clients from large and small organisations ensuring they meet their audit compliance requirements.

Our dedicated Grants Team at Henderson Loggie have many years of experience in this specialist area completing grants audits for a variety of funders, including:

  • UKRI/Horizon Europe
  • EU Horizon 2020
  • EU Interreg
    • Atlantic Area
    • North Sea Region
    • Northern Periphery and Arctic
    • Europe
    • North West Europe
  • Innovate UK
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (formerly BEIS)
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Our extensive and detailed knowledge of audits and the issues that may arise allows us to guide clients through the process providing advice and reassurance. With a track record of re-appointment, we have become one of the leading grants auditors and welcome enquiries.

What services do we offer?

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Grant audit service for all major grant types
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Certification of Financial Statements
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First Level Control service
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Guidance on Funder requirements
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Planning of interim and final audits
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Technical Updates and Training

David leads our dedicated Grants Department and has over 30 years grant, audit and accounts experience spanning universities, colleges, public sector bodies, charities and commercial entities.  David has worked with a wide range of clients in a variety of different industries and brings that knowledge and experience to bear in the grant audit assignments he manages.

David has also been involved in training of clients’ finance staff on evidence required for grant claims and also with reviews of systems for capturing eligible costs related to the grants.

David is involved in the key aspects of the grant audit to ensure delivery of services of the highest quality and take responsibility for our reporting to management and the grant funders as well as signing of the audit or assurance opinion on the grant reports.

Blair has worked with a wide range of clients during his 17 years with the firm, covering off a number of different sectors. Blair’s background is mainly in the commercial audit sector, however, he has had involvement in the public sector at various periods during his career and specifically with Universities, including a period of secondment to the Abertay University as a senior member of their Finance Team.

Blair has been added to the HL grant team to enhance the grant team’s flexibility, responsiveness and to ensure there is sufficient coverage and ability to approve grant claims when required.

As part of his commercial audit work Blair has carried out and approved a number grant audits and has transferable skills from these commercial assignments which aid in the delivery of grant work.

Working with us

“Having a portfolio of around 4,000 active grants at the University of Edinburgh we call on the services of our auditors on a frequent basis, especially on the EU funded projects where audits are a way of life. We have worked with MHA Henderson Loggie for over 3 years now and the service and expertise they provide us is invaluable to supporting our own service to our funders and researchers.

The friendly and practical approach of Henderson Loggie whilst guiding us on complex and specialist matters is greatly valued.”

Loukia Koutsoventi FCCA, Research manager | Research Grants Section, Edinburgh Research Office, The University of Edinburgh