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January 24, 2018

Three Important Traits for an Internal Auditor

The role of an internal auditor in every company is an objective-driven one. The wants and needs of hiring executives are changing what is sought after in an internal auditor.

October 24, 2017

Deloitte’s Auvenir to be Rolled Out

Deloitte is expected to announce its plans for rolling out its Auvenir system, Auvenir Audit Smarter platform, to the North American market, this week.

September 16, 2016

Public Auditors Seeking Private Industry Jobs Ought to Begin Search before October, Recruiters Urge

public-audit-begin-search-before-octoberPublic Audit is a great place to launch a career in Accounting, but it’s not a long-term fit for most professionals. Long hours, intense pressure, and the desire to dedicate one’s time to a single organization are the key factors that eventually push Public Auditors into Private Industry. If you’re less than contently employed in Public with a few years of experience under your belt, consider exploring opportunities within Private Industry—immediately!

August 04, 2016

Deloitte: Internal Audit Must Evolve

Deloitte recently published its annual Global Chief Audit Executive Survey. Ominously themed “Evolution or Irrelevance,” the report gives Internal Auditors two options: deepen value and influence—or cease to matter. Considering our strong relationships with audit and accounting professionals, we want to share Deloitte’s proposed solutions for the profession to sustain and expand its importance.

March 22, 2016

The Internal Audit Executive: Strong Attributes Required

internal-audit-leadershipInternal audit, risks, controls, and regulation are significant to CEOs and other stakeholders more than ever before. As the function becomes increasingly imperative and complex, confidence in and dependence upon the profession have progressed immensely. As such, the professionals who spearhead Internal Audit need strong, cross-functional leadership capabilities in order to keep their organizations afloat and secure.

March 01, 2016

Cut the Line: A Proactive Departure from Public Accounting

cut-the-line-previewIt’s the beginning of March and Busy Season for Public Audit professionals is in full swing. It’s too early leave now; quitting during Busy Season smears your professional reputation indefinitely. Abacus Executive Recruiter Gary Glassman, a former Public Auditor, urges his candidates to “cut the line”—to race to the front of the pack—to secure access to the best job opportunities once Busy Season is over.

September 25, 2015

Say Yes to Internal Audit

In her 10 years of recruiting experience, Abacus Group Accounting & Finance Recruiter Dianne Perlman has met plenty of candidates looking to move on from public accounting. One option that they often immediately say NO to is internal audit. In her opinion, that’s a big mistake!  Internal audit has many benefits that public auditors neglect to consider.

May 01, 2013

May: Internal Audit Awareness Month

May is International Internal Audit Awareness month, a celebratory period established in 2003 by the Institute of Internal Auditors to promote the esteemed profession. The audit function has been in existence throughout almost all of recorded human history, but only in the twentieth century was the distinction between internal and external audit clearly defined.