Posts tagged: "Learning"
Posted on November 11, 2016 by Mikey Brooks
My first year is over as a trainee and my transition from an AA1 to AA2 complete. I managed to fit quite a lot into a single 12 month period; 6 exams, interim and final audit, one Christmas party, 2 office quizzes, 2 cluster lunches, numerous socials, 9 weeks away from home and a year older. As I write this I have just passed my next 3 exams and have a month to go until my final 3 of this year. The pace hasn’t let up since I arrived but it certainly hasn’t been boring. more… One night on Audit… Followed by another 364.
Posted on March 18, 2016 by Stephanie Krogmann
NAO, PAC, VfM, HR, FYI, ACA… These are just a few of the acronyms you seem to be bombarded with when you first start working at the NAO. During my first few weeks at the office I often wondered if my team was actually speaking English or some secret language I had never heard about when they were using a lot of acronyms and abbreviations and felt completely lost at times. One of the first things I realised was that I had to get to grips with this language or I would not be able to follow what colleagues or clients say in meetings or interviews. more… NAO language… or ‘how to say a lot of things in a very short way’
Posted on December 11, 2015 by Guest blogger
What’s it like when young auditors from all over Europe come together? The NAO graduate blog has asked Jack Cook, a former trainee and now Audit Principal, to report from the recent Young EUROSAI Conference.
I finished my training contract in September 2015, but whilst I was still a trainee I applied internally for the NAO’s place at the Young EUROSAI Conference and I was fortunate to get it. more… Learning across borders: Young EUROSAI Conference
Posted on March 27, 2015 by Elliot Dallen
Last week saw many of us come together again for Learnfest, a full week of lectures and activities to help us improve our knowledge in a range of areas. The timing of the week between interim and final audit is when many staff are in the office and outside of the busy periods, in order to maximise numbers able to attend. more… Learnfest ’15: A feast of learning and development opportunities
Posted on July 18, 2014 by Michael Carlyon
Now is an exciting time for financial audit teams, as most of us are wrapping up our work and getting our final accounts signed by the Comptroller & Auditor General, ready for Parliament recess next week. The end is in sight for another year! For those of us who have led an audit for the first time it is not only the end of the peak audit season but also the culmination of a challenging learning process that goes with the responsibility of leading an audit. more… Completing your first audit as lead