Why Does It Take so Long to Do an Audit?

Even when done properly and quickly, audits drain time away from your team and often cause a lot of stress among those working on it. The question on everyone’s mind is “How can we get this done faster?” The answer: by mastering communication skills and being timely with every step of the process.

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What Happens During Final Audit Testing?

The final phase of an audit is what guarantees the assurance sought by the entire process: it’s when the auditors involved actually test the year-end amounts and balances. It’s also a period of intense communication, and requires cooperation and open communication from everyone involved.

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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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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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