Over a decade ago, accounting firms moved from paper-based audit systems to paperless. In most cases, this simply moved a ‘document-centric’ audit approach from paper to electronic but continued the same ‘audit binder’ approach that has been in place for decades.
As a profession, we’ve changed our storage media and document formats, but we’ve not meaningfully changed processes, outputs, or client value. Fundamentally, the way the audit is conducted has remained essentially the same.
Where does the profession go from here?
Enter the Digital Audit
The Digital Audit is transformational.
It’s a new way of thinking about the value of the audit, and it’s a new way of conducting the audit. It involves rethinking how and why your firm provides audit services, and it enables an entirely new service experience and level of value for your audit clients as well as your staff.
It genuinely empowers the auditor:
- Audit teams work directly with the data from the very beginning of the audit.
- Robust analytic capabilities allow auditors to efficiently drill down to investigate unusual variances, then craft well-informed questions and inquiries.
- Audit team members are less dependent on the client for every answer to every basic question, and when client explanations are needed, team members are able to initiate this from within the platform.
Taking a leap of faith
An auditor should welcome disruption, divergent thinking and creative problem solving. Next-generation audit is about encouraging innovative responses to how audit can do things differently.
Inflo have helped many firms do just that.
Learn more about Digital Audit from the experts.
As part of our campaign to drive adoption of the Digital Audit, we’re running a live virtual event at 12:00 GMT on 19 May.
This is your chance to hear from industry leaders on the opportunities and the need to innovate now. You’ll also get insights from practicing auditors on realising the benefits of adopting the Digital Audit.
Register now to secure your place.