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External and Internal Audit – An Unhappy Relationship? July 24, 2013

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit.
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The Competition Commission in the UK has released details of new rules which will force firm’s listed on the FTSE 350 to consider changing their external auditor every five years. An article on this can be found here. This comment on the article caught my eye:
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Quote of the Week – W/E 14 September 2012 September 13, 2012

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This week’s quote comes from my favourite source, a recruitment consultant. I say recruitment consultant in the loosest of terms. First a revelation. I’ve spent some time in a Big 4 accountancy firm. I wouldn’t say it was a bowl of cherries and that my colleagues’ cup runneth over.
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Quote of the Week, W/E 19/03/10 March 21, 2010

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A belated quote of the week. The internal audit job market is beginning to hot up and the phone has been ringing. It could be a move into practice. Ge’ez, great. Long hours, dull work and ultra-competitive colleagues with dreams and ambitions of making partner. As one my colleagues, who has the pleasure of working for one of the Big 4 firms, depicted life in practice as follows. (I have sanitised this quote to protect the faint of heart). (more…)

New Year Blues January 4, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in Working Life in Britain.
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Strange what difference a fortnight makes. One moment, there is a degree of elation having reached Christmas without succumbing to destitution, then the grim reality of the New Year and the prospect of enforced job hunting again. Admittedly the latter is a long way off and is one of the perils of contracting but there is one big hurdle in the way. I’ve never worked in practice or for the ‘Big 4’.
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