Improvement through better understanding

What we do.

We help organisations assess and enhance their internal audit and integrated assurance arrangements, providing robust, reliable assurance information for boards, committees and senior management.

Our approach

We use our extensive experience to help clients understand how well their internal audit and/or integrated assurance arrangements are working and how they might best be improved. We aim to work closely with senior management and the board to ensure we provide real value adding insights, advice and guidance.

We can help you:

  • Assess and benchmark the effectiveness of your internal audit function, with an independent external quality assessment.
  • Design and implement a world-class, integrated assurance framework across your organisation.


Why should we use Halex Consulting over a larger firm?

Halex is a boutique governance consultancy specialising in board evaluations, risk management and assurance. We pride ourselves on bringing a different perspective. Looking at challenges differently to others and working closely with client teams to produce results.

We use partner-level resources that are experts in their field to perform all our engagements. For example, Halex Consulting Principal, Chris Burt, was the driving force behind development of the Risk Coalition’s highly regarded ‘Raising the Bar’ guidance for board risk committees and second line risk functions.

Summarising our approach: the people you see in the proposal and at the pitch are the people that will carry out the work. Each brings a unique perspective and unrivalled experience.

What assurance services do you provide?

While we talk about services – for example, assessing the effectiveness of a client’s internal audit function – in reality, we help clients address their assurance challenges, whatever they may be.

Example recent engagements include:

• Performing an EQA (external quality assessment) for a well-known mid-tier bank

• Developing of an integrated assurance framework covering the three lines of defence for a leading financial market infrastructure business

• Assurance strategy development for an international financial services institution

• Coaching a new to role Head of Internal Audit for a FTSE100 developer

The best way to find out if we can help is simply to get in touch by giving us a call on +44 (0)20 3823 6569 or through our Contact page. We’re always happy to talk.

What expectations do you have of assurance clients?

Our preference is to work with clients that genuinely wish to engage in the process and are willing to consider our suggestions for improvement. Effective assurance arrangements are critical to overall governance effectiveness and can be key strategic enabler. Consequently, real senior management and board commitment to improving the organisation’s assurance arrangements can have a transformational effect on the business’ overall performance.

Are you able to flex your assurance approach?

Yes. Clients regularly comment that they particularly like our flexible approach. Get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.

What sectors do you cover?

We cover all sectors but have a particular focus on financial services.

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