Do you guys feel the audit world has hit its plateau and now it’s a declining specialty?

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I think what they’ve done with the profession and the amount of work that is required for an audit is unrealistic and drives employees to search other fields within accounting. I like the work. But it’s impossible to have work life balance especially if you choose to stay and your coworkers are out the door every week. They need to re-evaluate the industry and make it more desirable. That’s my two cents.




If you look at PwC US numbers in our Audit Quality report provided to clients and targets, total US headcount is declining as work is moved offshore or automated. There is still going to be a need for bodies onsite but it is steadily decreasing.


Yes - that’s what I meant. I have offshore managers reporting directly to me and jobs with no US staff or seniors

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