India is seeing a wave of expanding industries. Every day, new, unexpected, and out-of-the-box concepts hit the market, and the industry is welcome everyone with open arms. The prize for the entrepreneurs is a massive valuation. Auditing is a meticulous, sophisticated task that necessitates extreme attention to detail. Clients, though, frequently don’t work with the same intensity.
Talent Retention & Growth
Above all obstacles faced by auditors, the most serious challenge is a lack of skill; ultimately, getting the job done is difficult without strong talent. The industry is having difficulty recruiting young, dedicated accounting experts to enter the profession. People who are entering this sector today are less accepting of the type of work that is required for this profession. However, despite the fact that senior leaders and experienced staff members at accounting firms have a strong attachment to this tradition, it is challenging for new professionals to accept it in the current environment.
Furthermore, an increase in demand for accounting staff outside of the accounting space leads miserable auditors to leave their accounting and auditing employment for careers in other industries that require fewer hours but pay more. Due to the manpower shortfall, the audit work is further distributed among the remaining employees, adding stress and motivating them to leave. It’s an endless cycle.
Complex regulatory and compliance requirements:
We must applaud the recent initiatives taken by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), as well as other regulatory bodies, to improve corporate governance and promote the interests of stakeholders. Increased compliance and disclosure requirements improve the quality of information provided to consumers, but it is extremely difficult for auditors to verify compliance with numerous applicable laws and regulations and make a judgement.
Complex rules of law for today’s business Organization :
Even though our best effort is to initially understand the business in order to do an audit, new age businesses are evolving over complications with respect to the development of technological platforms, robust internal control systems, and excellent corporate governance. The auditors face additional difficulties when performing various audit procedures and ensuring compliance with the relevant regulations due to the volume of transactions in numerous businesses operating under one corporate roof and complicated organizational structures.
People in the industry, including e-commerce operators and the gaming industry, look for explanation under the law in cases where regulatory provisions are not very clear in terms of the law’s applicability, asking a risk to management of the companies that their current tax or business positions will be viewed negatively by regulatory authorities in the future.
Difficulty getting audit information and the accuracy of the data obtained
One of the main assumptions made when preparing the audit is that “Auditee shall provide relevant, trustworthy, and usable data in a timely manner.” But in the majority of engagements, this does not occur. The issues get worse by a lack of knowledge of the most recent disclosure requirements, statutory compliances, etc. It is difficult to complete audits in the allotted time due to the information being received late and in poor quality.
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