Career Tips

  • It is predicted that the required capital level for banks globally will see a dramatic increase by 2019 further to the implementation of new government regulations, case in point the Basel III Accord.
  • The current market for external audit jobs in Asia Pacific is largely governed both by current regulations as well as by the qualities most yearned for by the Big 4 professional services firms.
  • In light of a series of publicised risk events within the banking and financial industry, the issue of operational risk management is hot on the agenda for CEOs, CROs, risk managers and those in both the internal and external audit functions.
  • Here we are, full bodied summer. Facebook is alive with golden sands and jubilant families, the light is bright, the sun is (mostly) shining and the days are long enough for life after work.
  • The interview process is arguably the most important stage of securing a job in audit.
  • The first impression that your future potential manager will have about you will come from reading your CV or resume.
  • The main theme that is evident across the region for the internal audit function has to do with supply and demand as employers are looking to fill a unique set of criteria within a limited talent pool.
  • Are you an auditor with plentiful audit experience and currently looking to move up to a top audit job internationally?
  • I often receive letters from readers with regard to perceived, age-related career issues. I say 'perceived', not to be flippant, but to make an important fundamental point.
  • I've been writing about time management for many years now. In fact, it was one of the very first topics on which I was consulted as a coach to the perpetually busy, audit and accountancy profession.
  • Think back to the career your seven-year old self envisioned. Perhaps you saw yourself saving lives or performing to enraptured audiences.
  • No can do. That's never going to happen. You won't get that through. Way above my pay grade. I just can't... Any of these sound familiar?
  • We would all like to be paid more for the work we do. Though you may derive true meaning from your work as an Internal Audit Manager or get job satisfaction in your Credit Risk role, most of us are motivated by fiscal returns.
  • For those of you who are considering embarking on an audit career or changing your role within the industry, you may wish to consider Quality Assurance.
  • People typically associate auditors with numbers and figures. When thinking of auditors, their mind may conjure an image of an introverted type solitarily hunched over spreadsheets and a calculator.
  • Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that as an auditor we do want to do the best job possible. We can make a glut of resolutions in January to develop our career, put in more effort, and change habits from those of apathy to determination but sometime around mid-March those resolutions can defl...
  • Many a time on these pages we have asserted that auditing is people-business; we've waxed lyrical about communication, managing up and down, building relationships.
  • Consider two statements: The first; that most of us have multiple social media accounts, whether Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… the list goes on. The second; that it is common practice for potential employers to do a Google search of job candidates.
  • In this time of such a competitive labour market and faceless, virtual job applications, time poor audit recruitment managers do not feel themselves obliged to studiously consider each resume from the relentless torrent they receive.
  • We’ve all heard the saying; “Queensland: sunny one day, perfect the next” and Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, is no exception.