Too close for comfort in more ways than one...
Ash Shaw delivers a valued, independent and timely audited service
| The pensions headache|| Ash Shaw brings relief|
and makes life easier
|Current auditor did not value their business||We are dedicated to helping trustees|
|Perceived lack of independence by current auditor||We only audit pension schemes, so have no conflicts of interest|
|Accounts completed a few days before deadline||We used our 'know how' to help guide them through the accounts preparation process|
|Lack of access to practical help to improve the running of the scheme||Our experienced professionals used their industry knowledge and experience to provide practical solutions to make their lives easier
|Too much hassle to change auditors||We've made switching auditors hassle free. Our four step helpsheet showed them exactly what to do
|Staff changes every year||Our personal approach meant that we got to know what they were about and how they liked to work
The Trustees of three pension schemes based in Cambridgeshire felt that their current auditor did not value their business. They found that by using the same auditor as the sponsoring employer that their scheme's accounts were not treated as a priority, so their accounts were always completed a few days before the deadline. They also felt they were in need of a helping hand to improve the efficiency of their Scheme and wanted to do this in a properly structured way, so that they didn't run into issues at a later date.
The Trustees liked Ash Shaw's personal approach, our industry 'know how' and that we had no conflicts of interests. The Trustees understood that our business focus meant that we really wanted their custom.
Together, we developed an approach and explained how our work would help the Trustees and gave them a timescale for implementing our suggestions. Our risk based approach identified that there was an issue with the scheme's membership numbers which needed attention. Ash Shaw was able to provide 'hands on' assistance to help the trustees with this reconciliation and help the trustees obtain their Annual Report.