Industry Opinions

  • With years of auditing experience to her name, Kathy Rees has come to recognize the flaw in auditing education.
  • What common actions and behaviours can maximise the likelihood for your organisation to survive and thrive in the years after Covid-19?
  • What are the emerging risks that internal audit needs to be aware of during the Covid-19 crisis and what can be done to mitigate them?
  • 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.
  • How have salaries for auditors progressed in response to the continual change in their industry and what is anticipated in the auditing arena next?
  • Auditors at BDO East Anglia unanimously agree - working for the firm has never been more rewarding.
  • Are the Big Six firms the only accountancy firms offering attractive benefits to auditors these days?
  • 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...
  • The notion of ‘digital fitness’, as coined by PwC’s 2019 Global Risk, Internal Audit and Compliance Survey, looks at bringing internal audit and the wider organisation back on the same page.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • With organisations shifting towards digital and regulatory changes posing an ongoing headache for auditors, these four trends should be at the top of your risk-based audit plan in 2019.
  • The world may be connected by tangible bridges, roads and pathways but since ‘smart’ became the adjective for everything from our cars and phones to essentially the way we manage our households (cough) Alexa; connectivity has redefined itself.
  • 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...
  • As corporate misconduct continues, from the bad old days of Enron, to the more current examples of Volkswagen, Nissan and NAB foreshadowing the dark side of business in the event of compliance failures; there is an overwhelming need for corporate culture to be added to the internal audit workload.
  • The way we interact and communicate has fundamentally changed over the past 15 years.  The likes of Google and many social media apps are here to stay and whilst some channels may not last, the monopoly of some such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn means you cannot ignore the...
  • The European governance recruitment market is complex and multifaceted. But despite each nation’s unique economic, cultural and political influences, our first European Market Report found many shared challenges and opportunities across the continent.
  • “Should I stay or should I go to a different location?” used to be a fairly simple question for many audit and accountancy professionals looking for a better work life balance, to find a new challenge or in some instances, gain a step up in their career.