Top takeaways: FRC Audit Quality Inspection Results 2020/21 - Revenue Testing

Audit Quality Deep-Dive: Revenue Testing

The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC’s) Annual Audit Quality Inspection results for 2020/21 were released in July. The reviews cover the UK’s seven largest audit firms: The Big Four plus BDO, Grant Thornton and Mazars.

To the envy of all others, each of these seven firms has a team of highly experienced individuals, who are dedicated to improving audit quality in their firms. They are tasked with, among other things, consulting on technical areas, performing internal file reviews, advancing methodologies, facilitating technology improvements, developing guidance and templates, and delivering training.

But if the audit profession is to improve the quality of its work, which is the overall message in the FRC’s overview of the results, we must embrace the “Black Box Thinking” of the aviation industry. To understand the cause of the issues identified and support the profession in mitigating against these issues happening again.

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