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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


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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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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