Social housing providers are operating in a highly uncertain economic environment, posing numerous risks around financial viability, at the same time as having a heightened focus from regulators on delivering high quality services, and ensuring the safety of residents.
At Mazars, we understand these challenges, having worked with housing associations since 1985. Our specialist housing team has extensive experience in providing tailored risk assurance services offerings to the sector, with specialists in IT, counter-fraud and a range of other specialisms providing assurance for clients in this field.
We work with a large and diverse portfolio of social housing and care providers, including traditional housing associations, large scale voluntary transfers, arms-length management organisations, for-profit providers, and organisations with complex group structures.
We believe having an effective risk assurance strategy in place can result in significant cost savings and revenue enhancements for operators. Our consultants work with you to create a strategy that works best for your business operations and workforce, leveraging our expertise in other areas to add genuine value to your operations. We focus on supporting boards and audit committees in risk management oversight through an approach and methodology that is driven by data analytics, involves strategic risk reviews and continuous auditing, and shares best practices from across sectors.
With our experience in risk assurance, we can bolster your processes and help outsource some of your in-house assurance functions, allowing you to spend more time focusing on your tenants. We also offer service charge certification and loan certification work, as well as compliance audits. Given our strong relationships with regulators and other industry bodies, our knowledgeable and dedicated team will support you every step of the way.