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4 (a) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing an internal audit department. (8 marks)
(b) MonteHodge Ltd has a sales income of £253 million and employs 1,200 people in 15 different locations.
MonteHodge Ltd provides various financial services from pension and investment advice to individuals, to
maintaining cash books and cash forecasting in small to medium-sized companies. The company is owned by
six shareholders, who belong to the same family; it is not listed on any stock-exchange and the shareholders have
no intention of applying for a listing. However, an annual audit is required by statute and additional regulation of
the financial services sector is expected in the near future.
Most employees are provided with on-line, real-time computer systems, which present financial and stock market
information to enable the employees to provide up-to-date advice to their clients. Accounting systems record
income, which is based on fees generated from investment advice. Expenditure is mainly fixed, being salaries,
office rent, lighting and heating, etc. Internal control systems are limited; the directors tending to trust staff and
being more concerned with making profits than implementing detailed controls.
Four of the shareholders are board members, with one member being the chairman and chief executive officer.
The financial accountant is not qualified, although he has many years experience in preparing financial
Discuss the reasons for and against having an internal audit department in MonteHodge Ltd. (12 marks)