The Shorts Audit Promise summarises how an audit should be
Andy Irvine – Audit & Accounts Partner, Shorts
Selecting a new auditor can feel like jumping into the unknown – we understand that.
How can you be certain about what the audit experience is going to be like?
How will it match up to the promises made during the tender process?
The relationship between your business and its auditors should be a long-term partnership built on trust, support, and collaboration.
Your auditor should have a genuine interest in what your business does now and what your plans are for the future; and they should invest their time and knowledge toward helping you achieve those goals.
And the reason we know this? – because we’ve been doing it for decades. We’ve listened to what our clients have to say and understand what they want from both their annual audit process and their audit teams personally. Crucially, we’ve found that these requirements align closely with how we at Shorts look to work with all of our audit clients.
The Shorts Audit Promise is built around seven key principles, which summarise how we believe an audit should be and, indeed, how every one of our audit engagements is managed.