Auditing SME businesses can bring different types of challenges to auditing larger entities. Finance teams may be smaller, with fewer financial controls. Auditors need to consider these issues when planning and conducting audits of SMEs.
In partnership with Confirmation. Join Sandeep Shrestha, Sales Director of Confirmation, Richard Walker, Head of Audit at Parsons and Nick Watterson, Partner at Alliotts, as they explore a range of topics related to tips on specific issues for audits in SMEs and conducting quality audits.
Sandeep Shrestha, Sales Director, ConfirmationSandeep manages relationships with large and mid-tier UK accounting firms. Sandeep worked in the audit department at a practice whilst studying for his ACCA exams which he finished in 2012. He recently also completed his MBA from Bradford University School of Management. Before working at his current role, he was the Lead Financial Accountant at one of the largest Accounting Software companies used by SMEs. He appears in Confirmation webinars and is a regular speaker on the topics of technology and fraud risk across accounting.
Richard Walker, Head of Audit, Parsons Chartered AccountantsRichard is Head of Audit at Parsons Chartered Accountants. He has over 10 years of experience and expertise in practice, having forged a career with leading finance organisations including a top-tier audit firm. He is responsible for maintaining high quality audit standards, nurturing client relationships and leading a specialist team in servicing a growing and varied client base.
Nick Watterson, Partner, AlliottsNick is based in Alliotts' Guildford office and is experienced in advising clients in a wide variety of sectors, including technology, education and not for profit. He provides audit, financial reporting and business advisory services to help support his clients grow and achieve their ambitions. With a background in audit, Nick has a keen eye in understanding how his client’s systems and processes operate and where potential issues may arise. He then works with them to devise solutions to their problems.
Confirmation, part of Thomson Reuters, is the digital platform and global network trusted by audit firms, banks and law firms to quickly and securely verify financial data. Confirmation pioneered the idea of digital confirmations in 2000 and still leads the industry today. More than 16,000 audit firms, 4,000 banks and departments, and 5,000 law firms have put our platform to work. We span 170 countries confirm more than $1 trillion in financial data every year.
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