Audit Commission

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  1.  

    Exciting times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)

    Pros

    Committed, competent and knowledgeable colleagues; working for the public benefit rather than profit; access to development and challenges; our work is really valued by our clients.

    Cons

    Clearly the announcement of the Audit Commission's demise in 2012 has put a dampener on things, but an exciting range of options is being explored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate openly and clearly with staff and clients about how the Audit Commission develops now. Keep calm and carry on!

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    limited recognition given for the work completed and poor management of teams

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    Current Employee - Auditor  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Auditor in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good flexibiility in the working hours. Real attempt made to help you work in the best location for your needs. If your face fits there will be rapid promotion.

    Cons

    Poor managment of workloads and of personal development for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attempt to communicate with staff on a more personal basis

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Okay but probably not a career choice now!

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Diversity; professional accounting training; friendly co-workers; lack of office politics; okay remuneration; good work ethic; internal staff networks for all types of people; good moral compass

    Cons

    It's about to be abolished; working there wasn't as cut & thrust as being in a firm; very-shortsighted - ie. employees think the local government world and public sector world revolves around them - it doesn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the bullying culture. You say it doesn't exist but it does. I have very close friends who have been forced out because of bullying management and noone ever acts. Though, most have them have now left the Commission with massive payouts.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Not just another audit body

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Interesting work, bright colleagues, worthwhile work.

    Cons

    Seemed to become more concerned about compliance than purpose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The audit practice needs to realise the limits to the value buyers place on audit. It's something they have to have. The practice needs to develop more things they want to have and sell them.

  6.  

    Audit Commission, poor working conditions.

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    Former Employee - Trainee Auditor  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee Auditor in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The Training package offerred is good.This is if you are passionate about working for the public sector. They pay you to do a CIPFA qualification that lasts for four years. Good pay package. Good work life balance. They also pay for your travel i.e. an oyster card if you're in London and company car if outside of London.

    Cons

    Poor working environment, working in small teams, not meeting many of the other colleagues. Not so nice office conditions. Also, the CIPFA qualification is too long and should only last for three years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advertise the company's recruitment website more vigorously.

    Doesn't Recommend

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