Experienced Errors

No matter how long you’ve been doing your job, or how well-qualified you are for your responsibilities, there’s always room for error. LaTesha discovered this on a recent trip to a client who has always been reliable, yet made an elementary mistake.

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What Happens During Preliminary Testing?

The preliminary phase of an audit teaches us about our client’s major changes throughout the year, what kinds of internal controls they use, and what strategies we may need to implement during the audit itself. This knowledge isn’t just helpful, it’s necessary to make the audit process smooth, simple, and stress-free.

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Defying Gravity

On a recent client visit, our team witnessed something curious: the organization’s staff was courteous, sharp, and proactive despite the manager’s poor leadership. This experience reinforces the necessity of 360-degree leaders to make the team’s work more effective, and their clients more satisfied.

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Checklist for Closing Books

Monthly financial statements are key supports of an organization’s financial stability. They help those in charge of governance make decisions based on their financial position, which means they need to be both accurate and timely. The key to generating financial statements is being able to close the books each month easily and accurately.

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How to Unify Dysfunctional Teams

Team unity is a fragile achievement; unity has many enemies. If you’re a part of a dysfunctional team or the leader of it, recognizing these common challenges is the first step toward solving problems together. The next step is taking action to avoid committing the same mistakes again.

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Interrupting an Introvert

People with quiet, introverted exteriors are often just waiting for the chance to share their valuable thoughts, but never seem to find the chance in a room full of intimidating personalities. As auditors, we try to open the floor for everyone involved, and we sometimes hear the best stories from those who have said the least.

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