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Steven Watson

Steven is a highly motivated, experienced and strategic commercial auditor and accountant. His leadership and drive together with a focus on solutions delivers strong outcomes to clients. As Managing Director of National Audits Group, Steven provides assurance and advisory services to all types of entities in a diverse range of industries. His team has an enduring commitment to efficient, quality and value of auditing services.

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Audits and Independence – Where to from here?

In Part 1 of this series on auditors and independence, I outlined some of the challenges facing the audit industry with a number of reviews underway both in...

Overcoming Conflict of Interest Concerns with Audits

Audit firms provide an essential service to capital markets. By building a basis for trust and confidence in financial reporting, auditors help firms manage financial risk, reduce financing costs...

How Can You Balance Audit Quality and Financial Outcomes?

Audit quality concerns continue to attract headlines around the world despite the ongoing efforts of international review bodies to address issues relating to conflict of interest and lack of...

Should the audit client be accepted?

When accepting a new audit engagement, you may encounter the following risks:

  1. you’ll make a mistake;
  2. key issues will be overlooked;
  3. the client will question the value of the service; or

7 steps to effectively manage the scope and price of audit services

Audit and assurance services are increasingly under price pressure as audit firms compete for business. It can be a challenge not only to get clients across the line with...

Technology and the Future of Audits

The emergence of new audit technology has had an enormous impact on the audit profession. Machine-learning based tools can rapidly analyse hundreds of documents and identify key areas of...

It’s time that Registered Auditors considered their future

We used to joke that auditors were drowning in documents,” Panos Kakoullis, Deloitte Global Audit & Assurance Business Leader recently said. “Thanks to new tools and resources, auditors are...

The Value of Internal Audits

It’s quite evident that clients often don’t see real value in audit services. They’re often regarded as a necessary cost without much real value. Auditors often struggle to communicate...

National Audits Group – LG Procurement

National Audits Group is proud to announce we have been successful in being appointed to the Local Government Procurement Panel as...

Grow your practice with the right technology plan

I was recently asked to provide commentary for a publication of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand about the skills auditors will need to navigate the future. The ability...

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