Auditing Careers Advice

Welcome to the Careers Advice area. Here you will find 100s of exclusive articles, information and resources about Audit jobs and the Audit, Risk, Compliance, Cyber Security, Data & Analytics industries.

Browse through our articles to find advice on how to get started in Audit, tips for creating your CV, what to expect in Audit job interviews, skill-building articles to help you move up the ladder in your Audit career, and articles on how to balance your work & personal life, and grow your confidence both in and outside of the workplace.

  • Lindsey Tyler, Head of Audit at Azets UK, shares her story on why she chose a career in Audit, what trends she is excited to see develop in the Audit space, and what it's like to work at her current company.
  • In 2020, the UK suffered its biggest economic slump since records began, so how has the market recovered and what is influencing audit salaries and the audit recruitment market in 2022?
  • There’s no denying that we're currently in a ‘candidate-driven market’ where the demand for audit, assurance, risk and compliance professionals is comfortably buoyant. But from a career-perspective, is it the right time to be changing jobs? Let’s consider…
  • If you’re planning a move away from your career in audit, you must be sure to carefully consider your next move so that you make the most of the opportunity to get it right. 
  • What advice would you give to your younger self when you were just starting out in Audit? We asked Carol McLachlan, our Audit Agony Aunt and qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience, what she would tell her fledgling self about a career in audit.
  • Nobody really pretends (or ever did) that virtual is better than face to face: it’s simply different. And like many aspects of work and life, we are growing to embrace and indeed love the opportunities of the new hybrid world. And that of course applies to audit.
  • As organisations worldwide have been forced to adapt to the new normal of a hybrid workplace, bent to the need for flexibility and worked harder to remain relevant and useful; the question is how does this apply to audit?
  • When preparing for your Internal Audit interview, there are certain questions you might want to ask that would give some clarity if this job is a good fit for you.
  • Internal audit job interviews are likely to cover four key areas. We look at what these are and what your interviewer is looking for.
  • In adopting an ‘Agile’ approach, Internal Audit teams can elevate their impact by generating insights and feedback at a much faster rate. But what is 'Agile' auditing?
  • There’s always two sides to every story and that includes a career in audit. The question is, is it the Internal Audit or External Audit side that is going to procure you your happily ever after?
  • We speak with Ben Kaye, Regional Head of Internal Audit at Kellogg's about his role, how he got to where he is now, and what advice he has for others looking to build a career in internal audit.
  • It's common knowledge that historically, internal audit roles have been predominately held by men and those with similar backgrounds. So, why is creating diversity within internal audit important and how can this be achieved?
  • How do you go about building relationships and rapport with your clients in order to facilitate an effective and thorough audit?
  • As businesses within the UK and Ireland set their sights on recovery and a return to business-as-usual, the threat of a huge talent exodus is looming on the horizon.
  • Quality assurance and audit are two very distinct functions, however when the two are married together they become a powerful tool to improve the quality, consistency, and reliability of a business’ operations.
  • To be a successful auditor there are skills you need that go beyond the technical expertise and necessary soft skills. Evaluate your performance with a self-audit!
  • No matter your line of work, it’s important to have personal accountability in what you do and to take charge of your career and its development. This is absolutely true for careers in audit. We look at seven areas to explore to help you take responsibility for your audit career.
  • It may seem like the simplest part to getting a job in audit, but the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of your CV is arguably the most critical element.
  • Compared with other consultancies, starting your audit career in a Big Four firm certainly holds stature on the job market, but does the Big Four have the edge on Tier Two firms?