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Written on Nov, 24, 2016 by in

To assure or not to assure? Blogs: Most Recent postings Audit and Assurance blog That is the question. Part of determining the answer is to consider the needs of users and what confidence they need in the information they are given. Assurance by an objective, skilled professional, builds that kind of confidence. But it can be daunting to know what …

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Written on Oct, 13, 2016 by in

Enhanced auditor reporting – one year on Blogs: Most Recent postings Audit and Assurance blog At Rio 2016 he cemented his status as the greatest sprinter of all time. He was never first out of the blocks, yet he was faster than any other athlete to the finish line. Usain Bolt’s career spanned 12 years – or if you want to …

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Written on Aug, 19, 2016 by in

Data, data and more data … Blogs: Most Recent postings Audit and Assurance blog The amount of data being generated, collected and stored has been growing exponentially. Everyone’s talking about ‘big data’ and ‘data analytics’, but what does it all mean? And is data analytics the same as analytical procedures? Well, here’s my shot at distilling these buzz words and …

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Written on Jul, 19, 2016 by in

Forewarned is forearmed Blogs: Most Recent postings Audit and Assurance blog Ever heard a group of auditors talking about their experiences? Generally when you do, your mind starts thinking about how their stories relate to your audit experiences. Research consistently tells us that storytelling is a great learning tool. Unfortunately not everyone has the opportunity to hear the stories of …

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Written on Jul, 01, 2016 by in

Be audit you can be Blogs: Most Recent postings Tax blog MC “For those of you who are auditors, no explanation is necessary, and for those of you who are not auditors, no explanation could ever suffice.” “If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I would do it all over again.” Some of you may …

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Written on Jul, 01, 2016 by in

Be audit you can be Blogs: Most Recent postings Tax blog MC “For those of you who are auditors, no explanation is necessary, and for those of you who are not auditors, no explanation could ever suffice.” “If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I would do it all over again.” Some of you may …

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Written on May, 31, 2016 by in

Is audit quality on your agenda? Blogs: Most Recent postings Education matters To remain a meaningful profession, and to add value to our local communities and national economy alike, there has to be trust in the audit process. This extends to having a belief in the skills and competencies of those undertaking the work and in the work itself. In …

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Written on Apr, 21, 2016 by in

Who is the future auditor? Blogs: Most Recent postings Education matters Prosperity is not a science, it’s an art – as we are exploring through our Art of Prosperity campaign. This campaign highlights the value Chartered Accountants bring to business and how that value contributes to building communities and economies. It takes a unique talent, extensive training and cross-disciplined skills …

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Written on Apr, 21, 2016 by in

A question of audit quality… Blogs: Most Recent postings Education matters …or even 100. That’s how many questions there are in the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s (IAASB) most recent Invitation to Comment (ITC) which explores audit quality in relation to three key topics – group audits, quality control and professional scepticism. Those avid readers amongst you will remember …

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