More and more organisations are outsourcing critical business functions to specialists. Examples include managing the IT environment, hosting or managing financial and non-financial information and asset management. As a service provider or supplier of these services, you need to be sure that your customers trust you to perform these functions effectively, to have your processes in order, and to be in control of the risks. The more dependency on third parties increases, the more those customers need to be confident that everything will run smoothly.
When you outsource complex matters, your customers gain access to the knowledge and expertise of your specialists. But those customers – the user organisations – also want to be sure that their operational, financial, and compliance risks are in good hands. Their employees, regulators, shareholders, and other stakeholders expect the same. For service providers, therefore, having things demonstrably ‘in order’ is not only a major competitive advantage but often also a requirement.
With an independent assurance report, we provide assurance regarding all the relevant processes and control measures that your customers, their external auditor, and other stakeholders need. We can also advise on how to improve your internal control measures with a focus on cost control, risk reduction, and strengthening trust and transparency. Where possible, we utilise data analysis, process automation, and monitoring tools to increase our understanding – and thus yours too.
An important motive for our work is the aim of strengthening trust in organisations, also taking account of the perspective of your customers and their stakeholders. We value strong and robust relationships with our clients and are both independent and critical.
Senior Director, PwC Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)65 154 75 39
Senior Manager, PwC Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)63 038 06 31