Finance

Auditor shortage is putting business integrity at risk

Michael Andrew
Fri, 12 Nov 2021

Auditor shortage is putting business integrity at risk
CAANZ group executive for NZ Peter Vial. (Photo: Supplied)
Michael Andrew
Fri, 12 Nov 2021
The intensifying shortage of senior auditors in New Zealand could have a significant impact on the transparency and trust of a range of private and public entities, according to Chartered Accountants Australia and NZ (CAANZ). CAANZ group executive for NZ Peter Vial said NZ had been dependent on a seasonal stream of senior auditors to carry out the work here before covid-19.The closed borders had stymied that flow and the resulting shortage was forcing low-priority organisations to delay or even defer their reporting because they couldn&rsq...

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