Career Tips

  • 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?
  • If you plan to have a successful career in audit, there are some things you need to know when starting out that will set you apart and set you up for the future.
  • One of the more resilient jobs on the market, the demand for internal auditors is a constant, no more so than in the current wake of hefty compliance demands on the majority of large organisations.
  • The first thing to know about climbing the external audit career ladder is that once you reach senior management level there’s a fairly structured process in terms of what’s required for you to reach audit partner.
  • With years of auditing experience to her name, Kathy Rees has come to recognize the flaw in auditing education.
  • Climbing the seniority ladder in a Big Four firm, joining a smaller boutique firm, or even switching to internal audit - where can your external audit career take you?
  • You’re working as an Audit Senior, but you want to make the move to Audit Manager. What can you do to make your ambitions a reality?
  • There are a number of avenues into a career in audit. So, where do you start and what skills are needed?
  • When the COVID-19 dust eventually settles, business as usual for many companies will not be the same. So, for those searching for a job, whether now or in the foreseeable future, they will be entering a very different employment market.
  • The Coronavirus outbreak has brought with it a whole host of unpleasant side effects, not least of which is a state of uncertainty where employment is concerned. However, the recruitment cogs continue to turn, just perhaps a little more slowly.
  • Are you seeking a meaningful role that will contribute to the development of your future? Elisabeth Maxwell, Mazars UK Executive Member, shares her views on traits of a successful auditor...
  • When it comes to pursuing an auditing position across any level, knowing what employers are looking for, whether it is those hard skills or soft, will give you the edge to stand out against the growingly competitive talent pool.
  • A recent report by ICAEW revealed some worrying figures on the pay disparity in accountancy and auditing and has raised some serious questions about the movement of the industry.
  • For auditors, the Big Four represent a dominating portion of the industry. These four firms represent the powerhouses that many auditors work for at some point in their career.
  • If the news is anything to go by it’s looking more and more likely that Boris Johnson, unwittingly or not, is leading the UK towards a no deal Brexit. For those working in audit, these are the things to consider as the 31 October Brexit deadline looms.
  • Whether actively or passively looking, creating a free account on CareersinAudit.com offers ongoing benefits.
  • The past two to three years has seen a shift in jobseekers’ priorities. The candidate-driven market means recruitment can no longer operate as a one-way transaction. What companies offer candidates matters...
  • When Dalian Paul qualifies as an ACA, in around 3½ years’ time, not only will he have dodged the dreaded student debt, he will have been earning for 5 years, visited around 50 different organisations, built relationships...
  • How often do you leave a job interview and wonder if you did enough to get the job? Candidates are left in the dark more than not as to what let them down, so we decided to shed some light on the ‘why’ factor when it comes to what interviewers are looking for.
  • The conversation around AI and the impact machine learning and its robotic ilk is likely to have on our future careers is one that sparks uncertainty in most. The idea that a fundamental role like accounting could become computer generated is daunting, but the reality is this; while it’s true tha...