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 and Cyber Security 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 in and outside of the work space.

  • Survey Results: Stress!
    It seems that stress – ‘a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances’ strikes everywhere and pretty much everyone at some time in their life.
  • Carol McLachlan, theaccountantscoach, is a qualified accountant, NLP Practitioner and professionally qualified coach. Here Carol answers your questions as our very own Audit Agony Aunt.
  • The internal audit function remains as relevant in today’s market as it ever has, in fact perhaps even more so in light of incoming regulations and directives such as the EU GDPR.
  • This article will suggest some diagnostics, tips and techniques to manage your anxiety, but also pose the vexing question: when, if ever, can anxiety be an auditor’s ally?
  • Welcome to Barclay Simpson’s 2017 Internal Audit Compensation and Market Trends Mid-Year Report.
  • Delegation - It’s an essential tool in our armoury of rendering our work physically doable, protecting the fragility of work life balance, safeguarding us from overwhelm and ensuring the investment in skills and experience for the future.
  • As the months draw ever closer to the inception of the EU GDPR, a revolutionary piece of legislation that will alter the way global business handles data privacy and security; there may be a question as to how, if at all, Britain’s exit from Europe will impact the effects of the directive on UK b...
  • How do you describe your progress, your success, your achievements? Ever ascribe them to ‘just good luck’, ‘being in the right place at the right time’, ‘sheer hard grind and hanging on in there’?
  • Boasting access to a plethora of industries and start-ups, New York is rife with tech opportunity and growth for those aspiring for a career in cyber security.
  • Multifaceted and varied, the role of an internal auditor brings with it a range of tasks and challenges on a daily basis.
  • Making a place for women in cybersecurity must become a priority not only for the sake of diversity but for the sake of the industry itself.
  • Read the latest Security Market report survey results for 2017.
  • Read the latest Compliance Market report survey results for 2017.
  • Read the latest Risk Management Market report survey results for 2017.
  • Read the latest Internal Audit Market report survey results for 2017.
  • Without an effective cyber defence force working across global business, the threat to sensitive data contained within the hundreds of thousands of organisations worldwide continues to be immense.
  • One can’t go past the topic of internal audit in the US in 2017 without first considering the repercussions of President Trump’s thoughts on the matter.
  • So, we are currently looking at a world stage led, to all intents and purposes, by a figurehead who is more than a little questionable in his views and policies regarding the socioeconomic and political climate in the US. Well, what does that mean for cybersecurity?
  • Resilience - What does it mean to an auditor? Join us as we run through our 10 step programme to being a resilient auditor.
  • Work is an important, and large, part of our lives; as Auditors, we spend a staggering 99,000+ hours at work in our lifetimes.