Posts tagged: "Final audit"
Posted on May 6, 2016 by Mikey Brooks
Well it’s finally here, the time of year I have been warned about ever since I joined the office… Final audit. The constant speculation of the new trainees about how much work is expected, how long the hours are likely to be, will I be in the same place for the whole time, will I get TOIL (Time Off in Lieu), and many, many more questions regarding this new adventure in our lives. more… Final audit: Not as bad as I thought… not yet at least
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 July 24, 2015 by Alice Sturgess
The particularly keen-eyed among you may have noticed that there has been a dearth of posts over the past few months but I’m here to explain why and to announce that we’re now back in commission. more… … And, we’re back!
Posted on February 6, 2015 by Suhaib Motala
And we are off! It is that time of year again – interim audit. This time of year consists of away trips to various places of the UK, meeting new colleagues that you may not have worked with before, a lot of biscuit treats, and of course some audit work. more… Train ticket. Overnight bag. Laptop. It must be time for interim audit!
Posted on January 2, 2015 by Elliot Dallen
The Christmas break gives us a chance to put a bit of a distance between us and the previous year. I always feel the time off is necessary to forget about work – to enjoy (sparingly) spending time with family. To overindulge (gloriously) on Christmas Eve at my traditional high school reunion. Most importantly, to hope (optimistically) that certain people will forget what happened at the office Christmas parties the previous month. If also gives a bit of time to reflect on the previous 12 months and give a few of my personal highs and lows of being a trainee at the NAO. more… A year in review – Looking back on 2014