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David Curnow


David supports the Head of Internal Audit in delivering a professional service across a range of not for profit sector clients. David has over 25 years of experience in delivering and managing audit services in the public sector. As Deputy Head of the Partnership, he has overview responsibility for the relationship and management of internal audit services to clients including Plymouth City, Devon County Council, Torbay Council and a large number of maintained and academy schools.

David is enthusiastic about delivery of a high quality customer focused audit service for clients. He is recognised for continually improving audit services and championing cost effective delivery of client audit needs. David appreciates the added value that can be gained from close working with customers.

David co-ordinates a highly respected and effective school audit team across 3 Authorities and has been working with and supporting schools for over 15 years and has wide experience in educational institutions at all levels including further and higher education. David has designed and implemented internal audit services to academy schools. He led and supported schools through the implementation and accreditation of financial management standards.

A LA accredited trainer, David has designed and delivered many training events and he facilitates risk management workshops with clients. David has championed the delivery of new audit services to academies on behalf of CIPFA at southern regional meetings.

David has previously worked in a wide range of core financial service teams in Local Authority.

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