Industry Opinions

  • Brexit will not trump the EU GDPR
    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...
  • Work is an important, and large, part of our lives; as Auditors, we spend a staggering 99,000+ hours at work in our lifetimes.
  • The ambiguity of a post-Brexit world has left UK and EU professionals alike contemplating the future of their careers.
  • As whispers travel down the grapevine about the status of Brexit, it would appear that while the initial aftermath sent British businesses into a brief turmoil, the reality as it stands is far less dramatic.
  • We spoke with the Head of Internal Audit at the ACCA to ask his thoughts on the post-Brexit fallout and how this may affect those in the profession not just in the UK and Europe but across the world.
  • In this modern age the proportion of virtual interviews is likely equal to those conducted face-to-face, however that doesn’t mean that aspiring employees branching out into the areas of internal audit, compliance, risk and cyber security are properly educated as to the etiquette of Skype intervi...
  • 'I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn'. How often have your received this inoffensive, modest invite?
  • We consider the impact such a move could have on the UK economy and how this affects audit professionals and auditors currently working in the UK and across Europe.
  • According to the Chartered Management Institute's recent report on 'The Quality of Working Life', you are likely having to work over 200 hours of overtime which cancels out the average holiday/bank holiday entitlement of 28 days per year.
  • I've quoted it before, and I'll quote it again, but are you aware that Emotional Intelligence (EI) is more critical to your professional success than the intellectual variety?
  • It's crazy conference season and as a veteran circuit speaker, this is the peak time of my working year. Closely akin to the external auditor's January equivalent (those of us with the glut of December year ends and insane international reporting deadlines), it feels like a full twelve months ar...
  • The 2015 annual Audit & Risk Recruitment Survey by CareersinAudit.com asked over 1,700 auditors and accountancy professionals worldwide their opinions around ethics and when they will look to move on in their careers.
  • Many of us carry round a whole lot of clutter. I'm not talking handbags and briefcases here, rather the mental baggage that clutters up our minds and slows down our thinking processes. Tasks that we tell ourselves we should do, but we don't do.
  • I do it. My husband does it. As do my kids, my desk neighbour, my boss and almost all my clients. The scourge of the smart phone, widely proclaimed as work-life balance liberator, saviour of flexible working is, in fact, proving to be our captor rather than our redeemer as we succumb to a new ...
  • 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.
  • Regular advertisers of audit jobs on CareersinAudit.com, Internal Audit Connections (IAC) and its partners involve themselves further in the audit community by running seminars throughout the year for senior members of the Audit and Risk community on various industry related themes.
  • Why would moving to Scotland be a good idea for a newly qualified auditor? Lynn Wight from Rutherford Cross takes a look at the opportunities on offer in the northernmost tip of the United Kingdom.
  • For those of you too young to remember, it was Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film ‘Wall Street’ who gave us the classic line: ‘Lunch? Aw, you gotta be kidding. Lunch is for wimps’.
  • Now in its fifth year, the CareersinAudit.com annual industry research takes a closer look at whether today’s accountants are fulfilled in their current roles and what career satisfaction means to them. How prepared are they to make do with the status-quo and, if not, when do they intend to ma...
  • Last week I met a colleague from my Ernst & Young days. A peer, a friend but someone I hadn't seen for around ten years. Delighted to see them, I was rather wrong-footed when they lurched forward with an embrace of salutation, which due to my clumsiness ended up as a minor scuffle and a less tha...