Tees Valley Audit & Assurance Services - About Us

Tees Valley Audit & Assurance Services (TVAAS) was originally established in January 2011 as shared internal audit service between Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils. All staff are employed by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council but also provide internal audit services to Middlesbrough Council in accordance with a shared service level agreement (SLA) between the two councils.

In April 2014, TVAAS amalgamated Redcar & Cleveland's former Health and Safety Team (including Asbestos Management) and Risk and Insurance Team (including Information Governance and Information Security) alongside the existing Internal Audit function. Further integration in June 2015 brought the functions closer together into a single, consolidated service. Bringing these specialisms together allowed TVAAS to promote and provide a better compliance role as there are clear links within all these areas.

Our Service Vision

"To provide a service which seeks to deliver in time, on time, to the highest quality; and which is regarded as an effective provider of assurance. A Service which adds value and helps support public services to deliver better outcomes for local people."

Our Team

Helen Fowler, the Audit and Assurance Manager, is responsible for the overall management of the service with a view to coordinating the activities into one overall assurance team. The Audit and Assurance Manager is supported by three team leaders, each of whom is responsible for the delivery of high quality assurance work within their allotted programme of work. The Teams are comprised of a mix of Audit & Assurance Officers who are responsible for a particular specialism and Compliance Auditors who are dedicated to planned audit and inspection work and training roles.
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