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Why do you like or dont like Audit?

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I'm a staff 1 and have been here about 8 months. I fell into accounting because it came pretty easily to me in college but looking back, I wish I had landed somewhere other than audit. I actually enjoy performing tests and creating spreadsheets but something they don't tell you in school is that a significant portion of your time will be spent on documentation and filling out countless forms - many of which seem to matter little to your superiors but still take up a lot of time. If audits weren't such tedious, cumbersome beasts, I would like the field I think. But being at the bottom of the totem pole in projects as large as the ones you'll be working on is not much fun most of the time

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I've been in audit for nearly 3 years now. Every time I feel like oh audit's not that bad, some shit show eventually hits (sooner rather than later) and I swing violently to the other end of the thought spectrum. Don't get me wrong, audit and the qualification got me to really enjoy accounting - weird I know - but I just. Can't. Audit. Anymore.

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Practicing for interview questions?

nope just trying to choose between Tax vs Audit

I like being nosy and having the authority to dig into whatever I want within a company. The asshole in me finds a little bit of joy when I get to issue a deficiency bc I feel like I actually did something LOL

I like the investigatory nature of audit. I love coming into it cold and trying to figure out what someone does and what they Should be doing. It’s a puzzle to solve. There’s usually a good way to google your questions before you go to your supervisor for answers. There’s something about the hunt in audit that I find satisfying. The drawbacks are non-responsive clients and clients who get angry if you find anything. You have to be ready for someone to be upset that you found something.

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