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Public Sector

Public sector experts providing high quality, innovative services

With government leaders under increasing pressure to accomplish more with less, new regulations and ways of operating have come to the fore. Government business enterprises, business units, governance and ownership issues play a major role in government operations today.

BDO offers a fresh approach to working with the public sector. We bring an independent view to our collaborations with government to provide practical, innovative and bespoke solutions tailored the public sector.

BDO specialises in understanding the distinct needs of government and public sector organisations operating in an environment where policy, legislative and budgetary requirements can make delivering cost-effective services challenging. Key issues include:

  • The Increasing importance of building sustainable economies as traditional economies transform
  • Demographic and geographic shifts in population as the country delivers its vision for the future
  • The need to complete on a global stage in attracting investment and providing a stable environment
  • Delivering world class public services to a population that is empowered and engaged

BDO’s Government & Public Sector practice serves clients across many levels of government, including federal and emirate governments,, drawing on deep experience to provide strategic and innovative solutions. Supported by an integrated global network, we help government leaders develop tailored strategies and implement practical solutions that make the most of their limited resources.

Our specialists also have extensive experience in supporting the diverse range of sectors which shape the public sector, including the many government owned commercial enterprises that are so important to domestic and international investment.

Our consulting expertise has helped many agencies manage difficult times. We provide independent, thoughtful and practical advice, based on years of client experience in the industry and as members of public sector boards and audit committees.

External audit

Our public sector external audit team works with our clients to secure technical excellence in the financial statements they produce, ensuring they are free from material misstatement and maximise value for stakeholders.  We deliver a risk-focused and added value external audit, compliant with the domestic government audit regulatory requirements (eg, ADAA) and International Standards on Auditing.

Internal audit

Our public sector internal audit practice works with clients to minimise operational risk and promote good governance in public sector organisations. This can be done on a co-sourced or fully outsourced basis. 

We pride ourselves on presenting easy-to-understand findings to Audit Committees and practical recommendations for our clients to implement. All staff in our internal audit and external audit teams are members of their relevant chartered body (eg CPA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAI) as well as having specialist qualifications (eg CISA). We keep our clients informed of changes to relevant standards and improvements to best practice through regular client updates and technical seminars.

Consulting

Given the nature of the challenges for the sector, our Public Sector Consulting team works with clients facing significant challenges to transform their organisations and the services that they deliver, achieving a step change in both operational and financial performance. 

Tax

Our tax team have assisted clients with advice in a number of areas (eg VAT planning initiatives) which have resulted in organisations having more funds to provide their core services. 

We have access to over 1,000 regiional professionals within BDO who provide specialist input on forensic accounting, valuations, corporate finance and other financial disciplines.