30 Reasons Why You Should Stay in Audit


  1. ‘A person who has opportunities for play can always choose a workaholic life.’ – Martha Nussbaum. A career in audit provides a workaholic life.
  2.  You are already comfortable with the audit approach, and the steps needed to be done from the inception of the audit to the signing of the FS.
  3. Audit provides a good learning curve, with new processes or client developments each year. In addition, the financial reporting standards keep evolving (as you realized from audit excellence training and regulatory updates for GFSI people).
  4. Audit provides good networking opportunities with clients and exposure to different types of businesses/industries.
  5. Audit is dynamic in a sense too, where unknown surprises from either your manager/client might surface. This provides excitement in your life. 
  6. Audit allows you to meet new and young male/female colleagues who are of your age group. Therefore, from a networking standpoint, this is another benefit. You may not have the chance to meet such people outside the firm.
  7. Your bosses seem to be understanding and reasonable. Leaving might not guarantee a better life outside. 
  8. Audit has long hours. However, I am sure that you still have the passion/fire within you for it. 
  9. Given your position in Audit, you will be able to soon take up the challenge of leading a team and managing an engagement. You may not have the ability to exhibit your leadership qualities outside. 
  10. Audit allows you to progress fast and soon be able to delegate work and manage your associates. 
  11. Leaving without a job is risky as you not know when you will be able to find something suitable. Leaving with a job is a big step into the unknown lol. 
  12. Even though you might have better hours if you leave audit, you might be bored with too much free time
  13. Audit is a good place to develop qualities like managing stress, efficient time management, soft skills etc. 
  14. In audit, your work matters to not only the client, but to the various stakeholders that the client has dealings with. 
  15. Audit work is value-adding in that sense. 
  16. When you leave, it might be difficult to integrate in the new environment as your colleagues might be of an older generation and there might be lapses in communication.
  17. After earning too much money, you will become obsessed and devoted to achieving more of it. As a result, you will soon distance yourself from society. 
  18. You have already established a strong network of friends in the firm. Although you might be able to meet new people outside the firm, they may not be as friendly and warm
  19. By leaving, you are indirectly affecting your friends’ motivation for work
  20. ‘I learned that it pays to hang around with people better than you are, because you will float upward a little bit. And if you hang around with people that behave worse than you, pretty soon you’ll start sliding down the pole. It just works that way.’ Warren Buffett
  21. ‘Being relatively unmoved by rewards gives you the incalculable power to go your own way. It’s up to you to use that independence to good effect.’ Susan Cain
  22. ‘Getting your brain wired into little goals and achieving them, that helps you achieve the bigger things you shouldn’t be able to do. It’s not just practicing the specific thing. It’s always making things more difficult than they should be, and never falling short, so that you have that extra reserve, that tank, so you know you can always go further than your goal. For me that’s what discipline is. It’s repetition and practice.’ David Blaine
  23. ‘Success is conditional – but it’s within your reach as long as you have the discipline to try, try again.’ Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney
  24. ‘The most difficult phase of your life is not when no one understands you. It is when you don’t understand yourself.’ Anonymous
  25. ‘The more the body suffers, the more the spirit flowers… Breaking the comfort zone seems to be the place where I always grow.’ David Blaine
  26. I have seen colleagues quit and choose to return to DT subsequently! It makes you wonder why they chose to quit in the first place!
  27. ”If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying…most people lose the ability to see silver linings even though they are always there above us.’ Matthew Quick
  28. ‘‘The motto I have always lived by in life is to be passionate in whatever you dodon’t do things half-heartedly. Passion will be the fuel to carry you through and help you overcome most of the challenges you will face in life’s journey, be it in work, family or other areas. Learn to enjoy and smell the roses along life’s journey.’ DTT SG Audit Partner
  29. ‘Fortunately, it doesn’t matter. No one has a 5.0 in real life. In fact, when you finish school, the whole notion of a GPA just goes away. When you’re in school, every little mistake is a permanent scratch in your windshield. But in the real world, if you’re not swerving around and hitting the guard rails every now and then, you’re not going fast enough. Your biggest risk isn’t failing, it’s being too comfortable.’ Drew Houston, CEO of Dropbox.
  30. Audit provides an exciting, yet challenging life!

PS: Please treat this list seriously! 😀




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