Industry Opinions

  • An exciting future in another country could be more than just a dream for audit professionals who choose the right career moves.
  • Research tells us that we learn the most through experiencing memorable narratives and this is no different when it comes to job applications.
  • When you're scanning the jobs listings for your next accountancy job, it's worth remembering that these adverts are generally not wholly representative of the role itself.
  • Maybe you started the year with good intentions of improving you career prospects. It’s not too late to do an audit of your career and ensure this is the year you make a change for the better.
  • Forty years ago the expression ‘a job for life’ was par for the course for many in the audit and accountancy profession. Of course in the 21st century, it’s a different story.
  • Many people still confuse the role of a bookkeeper and that of an accountant. Whilst an accountant’s work can be more detailed, it is important not to downplay the pivotal role that bookkeeping plays.
  • The vast majority of organisations are legally-obliged to publish audited accounts on an annual basis. This enables companies to show their transparency and that they have been working in a legal manner.
  • In recent years, the way employers and jobseekers communicate has been noticeably altered by the rise of the Internet, and in particular the rising popularity of ‘Social Media’ websites. This change in communication has also had an effect on the recruitment process as a whole.
  • The past financial crisis that many economies all over the world experienced prompted a renewed interest in the role and importance of auditing.
  • As you read this article, a new draft code for those involved in internal audit for the financial services sector is being drawn up by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Sometimes it helps to view a topic from an opposite perspective. So while there are many blogs, articles and consultants who are sharing best practices on how to enhance risk management program in your organisation, let me take a contrarian view.
  • The mounting pressures on modern business are leading many organisations to improve their risk management and compliance functions. This article explains the current need for GRC and the implementation of GRC can greatly beneft you and your organisation.
  • With over 100 years passing since the first observation of International Women’s day, you could be forgiven for thinking that Men and Women are given equal opportunities and responsibilities in the workplace. But is this really the case for those who pursue and follow a Career in Audit, Complianc...
  • Like me, you've probably noticed how hard governments and regulators around the world are working to assure us that their reforms to the banking system will protect us against the type of wide scale corporate failure that pushed us into this long recession. It is also possible that, like me, you ...
  • Given how quickly the economic situation can change, it’s vital to have yourself in the correct position if you want to maintain career momentum in the down-turn.
  • Are you working in the firm most likely to deliver career fulfilment? Sarah Perrin considers the relative merits and opportunities in the big, the medium and the small.
  • For all accountants, perhaps particularly external and internal auditors, having an ethical approach to your work is vital. Meet the ethical standards expected of you, and you should inspire others and gain your career rewards.
  • Those in an auditor job, whether they serve in an internal or external capacity, are charged with ensuring that companies operate to high ethical standards.
  • Although one would assume, or at least hope, that discrimination had been largely forced out of the relatively refined worlds of finance and professional services, CareersinAudit.com received what can only be described as very disappointing responses to a survey on the subject.
  • With just sixty seconds to make an impact, how can you ensure your CV will grab a reader’s attention? Try showing them you’re not like every other professional auditor, writes Neil Baker