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  1. Raising the bar on audit quality

    The bar against which the audit profession is measured is constantly rising, so what steps can propel continual improvement?...

  2. 5 things to do in root cause analysis

    Audit leaders share five essentials for conducting a root cause analysis they learned through their real life experiences...

  3. Find the root cause

    Root cause analysis, a method used to understand medical and industrial mishaps, is also a useful tool for auditors...

  4. How companies put climate change financial risks on the books

    Local standard setters have backed the G20’s push to include climate-related risks to earnings in financial statements...

  5. Audit quality is good, but can we do better?

    Audit quality in Australia and NZ isn’t bad, but the profession still has to work harder to address regulators’ concerns...

  6. ASIC’s audit focus for 2019

    ASIC’s latest audit inspection report finds room for improvement in the audit of asset values and revenues...

  7. Why accountants need insurance

    As data-matching grows more powerful every year, the right insurance can safeguard professionals against the increased risk of audits and stronger government scrutiny of clients...

  8. Auditors, advisers hit by new ASIC fees

    Changes to ASIC charges mean that SMSF auditors, financial advisers and others, including clients, now need to pay much higher fees to the regulator...

  9. Unstoppable forces disrupting the finance industry

    New, low-cost business models are disrupting the traditional, high profit margin finance industry...