6 Phases of AuditingPosted: January 25, 2011
My brother, an auditor for a major accounting firm in NYC, sent this to me via email. This post is in honor of my brother, young auditors all across the country, and cats.
You are listening to jazz — Your first day at work is great. Your fellow auditors are wonderful, the office is nice, you love your clients, and when you finally get paid it is the best!
You are listening to pop music — After a while you are so busy that you are not sure if you’re coming or going anymore.
You are listening to heavy metal — This is what you feel like after ONE month.
You are listening to hip hop — You become bloated due to stress, you’re gaining weight due to lack of exercise because you are so tired and have so much work to do and, when you do get home, you feel sluggish and suffer from constipation. Your fellow co-workers are too cheerful for your liking and the walls of your audit room are closing in. You have started thinking ‘WHATEVER’ about your team.
You are listening to GANGSTA RAP — After more time passes, your eyes start to twitch and you forget what a ‘good hair day’ feels like as you just fall out of bed and load up on caffeine.
You are listening to the voices in your head — You have locked yourself in the bathroom to keep people out. You wonder WHY you are even here in the first place and WHY you became an auditor!