Karl Bentley

Karl Bentley

Funding Audit Manager, RSM UK Audit LLP

Karl has worked in the FE sector for over 20 year with over 15 years’ experience of compliance and data requirements. Karl originally started in FE at a small Birmingham College running Apprenticeships, ESF and New Deal before moving to the LSC in 2001. During his time there he worked in a variety of roles including funding policy, arbitration, special investigations and funding audit.

In 2005 Karl joined RSM UK (previously Tenon/Baker Tilly), one of the three audit firms appointed by the SFA to deliver funding audits. Karl is an active member of the SFA audit forum advising on the assurance arrangements for FE in particular round PDSAT usage and analysis of data.

Karl works with a variety of FE colleges and providers providing assurance and advisory services and support and can be regularly found delivering sessions on audit and PDSATs for the likes of LSECT and the Association of Colleges.

Apprenticeship Audit and Compliance – now and beyond

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The session would focus on the outcomes of 15/16 funding audit re Apprenticeships and common themes. It would then explore current year ending on audit of the levy.