With our new podcast series, AAnswers, we respond to the big questions of our time, future-proofing the knowledge you need to succeed moving forwards in the accounting industry.

This week’s episode looks at the audit scandals of the past year, why they happened, and what is being done to improve the audit process, including:

  • Reflections on big scandals of 2018 like Carillion and Patisserie Valerie
  • Why is the audit process flawed?
  • The CMA study and Kingman review
  • FRC in 2019
  • The state of the Big Four
  • The future of audit, including predictions for next year and technology in the audit world

Tune in below to hear what we have to say and please feel free to tweet us to let us know what you think about our new AAnswers podcast by following us @AccountancyAge.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming podcasts in the series, where we will be talking about hot topics like Making Tax Digital, audit scandals, technology and accounting, and the elephant in the room, Brexit. Please also tweet us if you have a topic you would like us to cover in upcoming podcasts.

Who are the speakers?

Beth McLoughlin has recently joined as managing editor of Accountancy Age. She was previously online editor at Petroleum Economist, and spent five years in Brazil as a foreign correspondent, working for organisations including the BBC, Sky, Voice of America, US News and World Review and The Guardian. Beth began her journalism career on local papers, before moving to national titles including The Sun.

Lucy Skoulding works as a senior reporter at Accountancy Age and has also been a reporter on Financial Director. Her journalism career began five years ago when she worked as a student journalist alongside her degree in English Literature from Warwick University. Since then she has gained experience at i Paper, The Lady, and The Guardian as well as freelancing for a range of publications, such as Metro and Women in Journalism. Lucy recently put her passions to use in co-authoring her first novel, which was published in June 2018. She has been with Accountancy Age for nearly a year, having joined in December 2017.

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