Posts tagged: "Clients"
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 September 2, 2016 by Guest blogger
As our new trainees start their second day with us, here’s some more advice from those who know best. Learn from Robert, one of our previous trainees who has successfully qualified as an accountant, how to deal with clients, get organised in the office and keep up at college.
You might have already come across the first part of my thoughts on how to make life as a trainee a bit better. As said in my last post, my words of wisdom were too many to just cram them into one blog post so here’s the follow-up – and my last ever post on this blog! more… Top tips… for someone starting the programme (part 2)
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 April 15, 2016 by Louise McLeod
When applying for the graduate scheme, you may notice there’s a choice of either the London or Newcastle office. As the only graduate blogger from the Newcastle office, I thought I’d tell you a little about what it’s like working in the smaller of the two offices. more… View from the North: The NAO’s Newcastle office
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…