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Quote of the Week – WK/E 6 December 2013 December 7, 2013

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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This week’s quote is courtesy of Audit Monkey’s mother. (Yeah, I know, middle aged man tells his mother about his problems finding employment but we digress.)
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It’s All About the Money October 10, 2013

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If you ever wondered why graduates and experienced hires are keen to work at the Big 4, let me help. (more…)

Big 4 – Can The Strangehold be Broken? September 27, 2011

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, The State of the British Nation.
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Some months ago, one of the blog readers sent me a link to an article by Robert Preston, the BBC Business Editor who asked “Can the Stranglehold of the Big 4 Be Broken?” A synopsis; the Big 4 accountancy firms, KPMG, Ernst & Young, PWC and Deloitte audit virtually all of the FTSE 100.  The OFT (Office of Fair Trading) in the UK is worried about the lack of competition, and the possibility that the Big 4 are charging more than they ought.
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Quote of the Week W/E 9 July 2010 July 10, 2010

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As the two avid readers of this blog will know, Audit Monkey is currently looking for a new position before the current contract expires. So in the past few weeks, I’ve been on the phone to various recruitment consultants with my cap in hand, looking for a new position. After chatting with one consultant from a certain agency (whom I am tempted to name and shame) and a short discussion regarding my career history, he came to the conclusion that:
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