Change Assurance

What is the Business Need?

When you are undertaking a change programme you will of course be best placed to set your objectives to define what you want the programme to achieve.  However, it then becomes  important for the business to be given independent assurance that the planned activities are not leaving gaps in requirements or expectations, design or delivery that will be addressed more efficiently if tackled early.

Effective and informed independent assurance can be a powerful force for maintaining focus and achieving success.

How can Moore Stephens help?

There are a number of facts that make up the Moore Stephens Change Assurance Framework which is used for managing business assurance and transformation programmes and for providing assurance when most relevant to the needs of each programme of work. 

Each of the ‘Assurance Tools’ can be undertaken in isolation to provide individual project stage assurances or, alternatively, a complete programme can be managed using the techniques we have defined. 

Either way our assurance framework has been designed to cut through the demands of complex change programmes in order to provide management with clear and incisive advisory based assurance service.


Our assurance is more than just giving you a “tick”.  It is underscored by proactive recommendations provided under a watching brief arrangement that help you to:

  • Undertake effective audits and compliance checks at every stage of the project lifecycle
  • Build awareness and understanding of the challenges associated with a change programme
  • Reaffirm your original and founding raison d’etre for the programme of work
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your processes and systems
  • Recognise and deal with “soft” issues that will ultimately impact upon the success of change programmes, namely, culture, people and behaviour
  •  Ensure effective governance is in place across all stakeholders
  • Provide monitoring of progress during the project and of benefits realisation post-production
  • Remain focused on the “end game” and whether over time the outcomes need adjusting

What are the benefits