The Smart Training Group Quality Control reviews

The Smart Training Group provides a range of review services including:

  • Cold and hot audit file reviews. We undertake hot file reviews if required for Ethical reasons under International Audit standards.
  • ICAEW or ACCA Practice assurance visits
  • Specialist assignments such as Solicitors' accounts rules
  • Structure of review

    The review is usually carried out in your office and involves the following:

  • Opening meeting with the partners to discuss the areas to be covered.
  • Review of the files and quality procedures
  • Final meeting to discuss findings and recommendations.
  • All visits are furnished with a full written report submitted no later than 7 days after the visit.
  • The Reviewers

    The reviewers are highly experienced with a very high-level of technical knowledge.

  • Caroline Hartley BSc FCA
  • Diane Nichols BSc FCA
  • Both were audit partners in a mid-tier practice. They have run their own general practices so understand both the technical aspects of auditing and the demands of doing so in a smaller practice.

    The costs

    The daily costs are £975 per day. We aim to review two audit files per day, though this does depend on the size of the files. All plus mileage at 60p per mile . All costs plus VAT. All costs will be agreed with you, in writing, before any work commences. We can only carry out reviews in the north west of England for firms that attend CPD courses with The Smart Training Group. Unfortunately we are now fully booked for 2018.

    Additional costs apply for QAD / ACCA follow up reviews. These will be quoted for separately and depend on the level of work and reporting required by the professional body.

    For more details please contact us on 01625 574848 or