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Ticket To Ride October 7, 2012

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit.
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As my two regular readers will know, I commute via rail from the suburbs of South London to the City or Docklands to conduct my business as a member of the Financial Services elite. I dislike buying monthly or yearly season tickets and prefer weekly tickets as they are less hassle; unlike monthly or annual tickets, you don’t have provide a photocard to accompany the ticket or provide the cash in advance for future travel. (Yes, I know firms provide season ticket loans but being an Internal Auditor, you don’t necessarily know where you are likely to be one week to the next). (more…)

Recruitment Rant – Part 2 August 26, 2012

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, Working Life in Britain.
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And I’ll tell you what else is bugging me in the latest twist in the ‘modernisation’ of the recruitment industry – ‘self-serve registration’. I’ve applied for a couple of roles via gaapweb and I’ve been asked by the recruitment agency to register via the firm’s website-portal thingyamabob. And of course, I’ve been supplied with a user name and a password.
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The Future is Safe In the Big 4’s Hands September 28, 2011

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, The State of the British Nation.
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Just having a flick through the September 2011 issue of ‘Accounting & Business’, which is the ACCA’s publication for the members who are fool enough to pay the outlandish subscription fees. Interesting column filler on page 8, entitled ‘The Typical Fraudster’. Apparently “the overriding motivation for fraud is personal greed, followed by pressures on individuals to reach tough profit and budget targets…”.
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Quotes of the Week W/E 23/09/11 September 24, 2011

Posted by Audit Monkey in The Joy & Pain of Internal Audit, The State of the British Nation.
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This week’s quotes are courtesy of a couple of UBS employees.  For those who have missed the news of late, UBS has racked up losses of over $2billion due to a rogue trader in London. The trader, well ex trader was Kweku Adoboli, who alerted the world to the impending financial black hole by sending posting a message on his Facebook page, commenting “I need a miracle”.
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