Posts tagged: "Training"
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
Posted on June 27, 2014 by Guest blogger
Since we began blogging in July last year, we’ve received a number of questions and comments from you. In the spirit of knowledge sharing, we’ve summarised them in the post below, and also show you the answers that our grads gave.
While we will continue to give you an insight into what we are up to at the NAO, you might have some questions that remain unanswered. If so, please do let us know by commenting on any of our blog posts! more… Your questions answered
Posted on June 20, 2014 by Laura Wright
As an Assistant Auditor here at the NAO, I am studying for the ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA course is one of a few Chartered Accountancy qualifications available to students within the UK (alongside ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA). It was therefore important for me (and you as prospective applicants!) to consider whether the qualification was suited to me when I applied for a job here, especially given the long hours of studying involved! more… 10 reasons for choosing the ACA qualification
Posted on June 13, 2014 by James Gurney
Particularly at this time of year, which we consider the ‘peak final audit season’, you’ll find yourself spending a considerable amount of time on site with clients (final audit season is also the peak period of client interaction for many of us across the office). Some of the recent training courses I’ve attended have been extremely useful in making sure that I am able to tackle the challenges that the ‘peak’ throws my way as an audit lead. more… How I got ready to lead on an audit
Posted on June 6, 2014 by Hannah Croker
As final audit begins and my intake approaches the end of our training contracts, it seems like a fitting time to reflect on the past couple of years at the NAO. When you join the office, you start as an AA1 (Assistant Auditor, year 1) and each year you move up a step to AA2 and AA3. You get a pay rise for each of these steps. On completion of the ICAEW exams, you are promoted to Auditor and once you have fulfilled all of the requirements of the ICAEW and finished the three-year training contract, you will be considered for promotion to Audit Principal. more… Progressing through your training contract: From AA1 to Auditor