All Careers Advice

  • The 2011 annual CareersinAudit.com survey investigated what influenced audit and accountancy professionals across the world to change jobs and we asked for your views on various elements that lead to the decision to relocate.
  • In our last interview from our articles series ‘Internal Auditing in China’, we highlighted the many obstacles which impact the practice of internal auditing and the need for ‘localising’ i.e. adapting the internal audit practice to make it really effective in China.
  • As a fresh-faced young accountant there are many career paths open to you. How do you want your professional career to develop? And how do you expect to be able to make those ambitions a reality?
  • Our ‘Road to Recovery’ research indicates that many accountants are actively looking for new jobs as the economy re-emerges from the depths of recession.
  • The Audit Agony Aunt is an ex-Big4 Resource Director and a fully qualified accountant who answers your career questions each month in this column
  • Conducting Effective Risk-based Internal Audits in China: the challenge of localizing the internal audit practice in different cultures
  • In today’s business world, few multinational companies would appoint a financial head who didn’t already have experience in an international environment. Undertaking work abroad demonstrates flexibility, mobility and cultural acumen, which are all qualities which recruiters and headhunters will l...
  • For those who are absolute beginners to the IT auditing process, it’s important to know the individual steps of the process and how the aims of the process can be achieved.
  • As auditors, we take pride in our high standards of technical knowledge, professional service and conduct. Our culture encourages us to stretch ourselves... it is no surprise ‘No!’ is often considered a dirty word?
  • Many young auditors look to Sydney, the Australian global financial centre where large salaries can often be found. But thanks to recent economic conditions there could be some much better destinations to start out on a long career in auditing.
  • Knowledge of the procedures that an internal auditor goes through and understanding why audits are carried out will make it much easier to get a career in audit.
  • With just sixty seconds to make an impact, how can you ensure your CV will grab a reader’s attention?
  • An elevator pitch is just a short conversation where you can communicate your profession, skills, knowledge and unique selling point. You never know when these types of situations could yield some attractive job opportunities or simply the chance to network with someone in your chosen industry.
  • An Audit Managers job is tough but rewarding, you learn all sorts of great skills that you can easily transfer should you need to. Whatever stage you’re at, here’s a breakdown of what that role entails.
  • The fundamental principle of an IT audit job is to ensure information stored within the system is safe and cannot be accessed by unauthorised persons. This is due to the sensitive nature of much of the information many companies hold.
  • Conflict is an inevitable part of auditing jobs and life as well. If you haven’t encountered it before now, you probably soon will! Conflict is not always bad. Effectively resolved, conflict can bring personal and professional growth plus an opportunity for constructive change.
  • Communication skills matter a great deal in the sector of audit jobs. It is key to all our auditing activities and efficient communication.
  • This article explores what is actually meant by coaching in relation to the audit sector and how it can benefit organisations and individuals within the audit profession.
  • Internal auditing jobs used to have a rather dull reputation but nowadays there are some exciting and challenging roles out there for those with the right experience and qualifications.
  • Globalisation has meant that accountants and auditors now do their work in many different markets around the world, with employers increasingly looking to recruit for audit jobs overseas