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What’s the day to day like in audit at a big 4?

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Work. Papers and mind walk throughs, and controls, and pulling samples.

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“Walkthroughs” is a step-through of the key financial reporting activities associated with each significant business process of the client between the client process owner and the audit team (eg senior, associate). The role of the auditor is to document how each risk of potential, material financial reporting misstatement has been addressed by management conceptually, then (after the walkthrough) to test that management’s process works (by sampling) in the fiscal period under audit. The time-consuming part is documenting the understanding, especially if complex IT systems are involved.

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Lots of admin and documenting everything you’re doing.

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