Posts Tagged “internal auditor jobs”

Grant Thornton has strengthened its financial services tax team with the appointment of EY’s Richard Milnes as partner.

Previous to his post at EY, Milnes also worked in in international tax for Shell and as head of tax planning for Lloyds TSB before moving to a front office tax structuring and transactional role at Lloyds.

Milnes is to be based at Grant Thornton’s London office.

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The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board have approved their 2014 fiscal-year budget as well as a 2013-2017 strategic plan that will hopefully see accounting firms expanding into consulting practices.

The PCAOB has noticed a growth in consulting revenue and acquisition activity in the past number of years. The Big 4 consulting firms have increased their consulting revenue by 33% in the past 5 years compared to a mere 6% increase in audit revenue. The PCAOB feel the consulting revenue will continue to increase.

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There are many qualifications internal auditors, external auditors and IT auditors can study towards to better their audit careers.

Possessing any of the qualifications or certifications can boost your chances of getting an audit job. Many audit job descriptions now include the preference for extra qualifications depending on the role. This does not mean that people with these qualifications will get the audit jobs over people that don’t. It will be an extra bonus in your favour.

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At Audit International we currently have a selection of audit jobs around Switzerland. At the moment the main regions of Switzerland that our roles are based in include Zurich, Geneva and Lausanne.

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Within the audit market the Big 4 audit firms are Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte and KPMG. The Big 4 are the 4 audit firms who dominate the audit market.

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The past financial crisis that many economies all over the world experienced prompted a renewed interest in the role and importance of auditing. The future of auditing will therefore be closely tied to the continuous ripples of effects that the world is still experiencing due to the financial crisis. However, it is to be expected that this industry would continue to grow in prevalence in the business world.

Now, more and more companies are realising that the audit and assurance professions are vital to an organisation. In fact, many companies who, in the past, did not conduct audits now find the need to do so. They are realising the need to go back to the basic management principles so they can identify problematic management practices and rectify them; audit plays a key role in this as only a true and effective audit can conduct effective fraud detection and risk management procedures within a company. Firms are thus advised to staff an internal audit department or to outsource audit work to specialist providers just to meet its auditing requirements.

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