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Phil Osgathorpe

Director IT Audit, Assurance and Cybersecurity
BSc (Hons)
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Phil leads our IT assurance and cyber services teams and is a passionate leader at Francis Clark. He supports and leads the delivery of assurance and advisory services to a range of clients, including detailed attack vector analysis, vulnerability management services, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Assurance certifications and other bespoke cyber security services. He is based in the firm’s Plymouth office, but travels all over the South West.

Phil is an IT audit professional with over 12 years’ experience with one of the Big Four. Previously qualifying as an accountant, Phil has extensive experience in identifying and mitigating business and audit risk, with a specific focus on IT risks and controls. He has supported external audit engagements for large, complex groups as well as smaller, privately owned businesses. Phil has had exposure to many different accounting and financial reporting systems as well as web-based and IT support applications.

Phil is an independent advisor to a private company operating in the public sector and therefore understands and appreciates the internal challenges that cybersecurity poses. He has sat on both sides of the table in a Boardroom and is conscious of communicating effectively.

He has had a wide-range of experience with different auditing standards and is well-versed with the IT audit requirements of the FRC and PCAOB. He enjoys designing, developing and delivering training on these topic areas. Phil has experience in delivering internal audits focussing on business and IT process improvements, strengthening internal controls and effective risk management.

Phil is a friendly professional who enjoys building relationships so that he may better support his clients.

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