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Jon Roberts, Partner, Grant Thornton UK

Jon Roberts

Partner at Grant Thornton UK

Bristol, United Kingdom

About Me

As regional lead partner for our public sector team in the South West, I lead a team of more than 75 public sector specialists, working with local government, health, police, fire and central government clients throughout the region. I lead assurance and advisory assignments that promote strong governance, financial management and financial reporting, as well as advising clients on arrangements for ensuring value for money.

I also chair the firm’s Public Sector Assurance Board, which oversees our development of new service lines to the public sector and I enjoy the innovative and creative aspects of this role. 

I strongly support the investment in new finance professionals and am lead partner for our relationship with CIPFA in supporting the Institute’s national programme of recruitment and professional training. As part of this role, I led CIPFA’s pilot apprenticeship scheme to Grant Thornton, which has provided an alternative and innovative route to a career in accountancy at the firm and helped to develop a unique public/private accountancy qualification with CIPFA and ICAS.Expertise covers:

  • Advisory
  • Audit and assurance
  • Government and public sector

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PSAA procurement

PSAA procurement

audit reform

our suggestion that UK large companies should follow an independent audit appointment arrangement is gathering pace ...

Grant Thornton UK: FTSE 350 auditor appointment should follow public sector model Author: Joe Pickard Published: 13 Sep 2018 ...…

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scepticism is key

Scepticism is at the heart of the value of an audit in establishing the truth of the numbers. It's independence's best friend in my opinion!

Scepticism: the practitioners' take Professional scepticism is central to the work of auditors and yet audit regulators and others...…

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C and AG letter

Good to see the response from C and AG - auditor integrity in action

Esther McVey misled MPs over universal credit, says watchdog Head of National Audit Office says the welfare secretary misinterpreted...…

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2016/17 Whole of Government Accounts

our teams are now working hard on 17/18 - Government encouraged to be more prompt in its publication next year

ICAEW analysis of WGA 2016/17 On 28 June 2018, the UK Government published its 8th Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) - the UK...…

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Local Government reserves

really useful national context - some positives but still areas of risk ...

Research: financial stresses remain despite stabilisation of reserves 29 June, 2018 By Adrian Jenkins Comment Financial...…

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