Posts tagged: "Client visits"
Posted on September 9, 2016 by Alice Sturgess
Over the next few weeks, my intake are due to sign off our ICAEW training files and officially complete the ACA. We’re going to be issued Audit Principal contracts and many of us are moving teams. more… Onwards and upwards (or, my only regret is Colin Firth)
Posted on April 29, 2016 by Laura Wright
As our trainees enter the busiest period of the year, we’ve dug out a post from our previous blogger Laura to help cope with the stress of final audit.
The summer months can be a stressful period for financial auditors working at the National Audit Office. This is because the majority of our audit work starts a few weeks after the year end (typically March) and clients are encouraged to complete certification of their financial statements before the end of July. Certification involves the signing of the audit report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of the NAO (currently Amyas Morse) and formal presentation of the accounts before Parliament. As Parliament leaves for summer recess towards the end of July, the deadline for certification tends to be just before this date. more… Our top 10 tips for coping with final audit stress
Posted on March 4, 2016 by Alice Sturgess
If you asked me what my favourite part of my job was, I wouldn’t hesitate before I told you it’s the clients I work with. I’ve been really fortunate at the NAO in that most of my clients are arms length bodies of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport whose work I believe has incredible cultural and historic value. That doesn’t mean I always agree with their accounting estimates but it does mean I get a little something extra out of it. more… The best part of my job…
Posted on February 19, 2016 by Sarah Reid
Back in April last year I had the opportunity to work on the audit of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Copenhagen. The UN was an audit I had been keen to get on right from the start of my time here, as I am really interested in international issues – I volunteered in Ghana in the summer before joining the NAO and had previously done an internship with a human rights charity. more… UN audit in Copenhagen: New challenges abound
Posted on January 8, 2016 by Emily Todd
As we start 2016 it seems like a good time to reflect on the past year. The focus of the year has been the advanced level exams. I, like most people my age, have had an exam every year since I was 13 (Year 9 SATS). Passing the three ICAEW advanced level exams would lead to freedom – forever! These exams have a reputation for being tough – it turns out with good reason. more… A reflection on 2015