Articles on Audit
June 29 2022 • 4 min read
Venturing into the Virtual
A consideration of auditing in the metaverse. Written by Adriaan van der Hout, Engagement Manager, Makosi
June 03 2022 • 1 min read
Building a Career at Makosi
Written by Michelle Zwonnikoff CA(SA), Senior Consultant, Audit.
May 27 2022 • 2 min read
My APC Journey - Giving Up is Never an Option
My APC Journey - Giving Up Is Never an Option. by Mogomotsi Kgomo CA(SA).
May 06 2022 • 6 min read
Quantifying how a variable workforce drives profitability for firms
To highlight the real costs of full-time vs. seasonal senior consultants, Makosi has created the CoAC. This tool provides the estimated savings that clients can expect when adjusting their workforce to the computed optimal percentage of variable staff.
April 28 2022 • 6 min read
Busy season’s over. Now build the future of your firm!
How to give your top performers the room they need to grow.
November 10 2021 • 1 min read
Makosi is a proud sponsor of SAICA's Top 35 Under 35 initiative
We’re serious about taking SAICA Chartered Accountants to new levels in their international careers.
April 28 2021 • 4 min read
Why Life Experience > Than Work Experience in the Grand Scheme of Things (and How Makosi Supports Both)
Most of us are aware that life experience goes hand-in-hand with work experience. In fact, many employees quit their jobs, not for better pay or vacation time, but to pursue a personal life goal.
April 28 2021 • 2 min read
Busy Season 2021 Is Wrapping Up. Now, Take A Deep Breath. It's Time to Start Planning Your Busy Season Staffing for 2022.
We’ve made it through the busy season, and it can be tempting to think it's back to business-as-usual. Unfortunately, as we all know, we can’t sit back and wait for the next one to hit us.
March 22 2021 • 2 min read
The Secondment Model Is Dead. Here's What's Next For Strategic Variable Workforces.
We’re here to posit that the secondment model is dead (or at least dying). This brings us to the future of strategic variable workforces.
February 18 2021 • 2 min read
How to Future-Proof Your Audit Career
We’ve got some bad news. The halcyon days of the audit professional are behind us (if they were ever real at all). And while audit is still an essential function of modern business, it’s also in a state of flux.
February 18 2021 • 5 min read
The Workplace is Changing. Here’s What to Expect
If you have “Excellent written and verbal communication skills” listed on your resume, 2020 likely put you to the test. And, for many, this is the new normal of remote work.
January 15 2021 • 2 min read
What To Do Before Your Audit Busy Season Gets Too Busy
Standing at the starting line of audit busy season can be daunting. The next several months will undoubtedly be the most challenging stretch of the year.
January 15 2021 • 4 min read
Accounting and Technology: Will AI Replace Skilled Auditors?
Do you believe artificial intelligence (AI) is the end of humanity as we know it, or going to save the world?
December 18 2020 • 2 min read
3 Ways to Alleviate Digital Fatigue and Boost Productivity During Busy Season
The average auditor will work 50 to 70 hours per week during busy season. However, working excessive hours doesn’t necessarily add up to excessive productivity.
December 18 2020 • 4 min read
The Future of Workforce is Now: How On-Demand Audit Teams Increase Profitability by 15 Percent
In an era of skills shortages, automation, and digital transformation, public accounting firms are dealing with an ever-growing number of recruitment and retention challenges dealing with audit teams.
November 30 2020 • 4 min read
Why Today's Public Accounting Firms Need a Virtual Workforce Strategy
The future of work is changing before our eyes. Paradigm-shifting forces are transforming how and where work gets done, and even by whom. As a result, public accounting firms face new workforce challenges every day.
November 30 2020 • 2 min read
Taking Audit Online: How to Deploy a Virtual Team Before Busy Season
Busy season is quickly approaching. For public accounting firms, now is the time to recruit teams to carry out the impending workload. But there’s a new challenge this year: COVID-19 has slowed the world down.
October 20 2020 • 3 min read
Resilience in Business: How to Use Change as a Competitive Advantage
The COVID-19 crisis has tested our ability to navigate change in new ways. It has also presented a choice: collapse under pressure or embrace the opportunity to evolve.
October 06 2020 • 6 min read
How Do You Make Audit Sexy Again? A Study on Generational Workplace Motivation
During a speech about higher purpose, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerburg referenced the story of JFK and the janitor. The story is rumored to go something like this: In 1962, President Kennedy visited the NASA space center.
September 24 2020 • 1 min read
A Big Makosi Welcome to Wayne Kaplan
Announcement of Makosi new advisory board member
September 22 2020 • 6 min read
COVID's Impact on the Workplace, and What It Means for Public Accounting Firms
It’s Friday, March 20, 2020. Times Square is historically calm and quiet. The I-405 is eerily empty when only days before cars inched through Los Angeles on the country’s most congested highway.
September 15 2020 • 2 min read
All About That ROI: Why Superstar Workers Are Worth Their Weight in Gold
The competition for today’s top audit talent is fierce—and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
August 18 2020 • 2 min read
We are NOT a Staffing Firm: How Makosi's Tech-Forward Approach Sets Us Apart
“But aren’t you just another staffing firm?” It’s a question we’ve heard countless times (and one we never get tired of answering).
August 05 2020 • 6 min read
Back to Work: How Today's Top Firms Are Handling a Return to the Office
Today’s audit firms face an unprecedented challenge. How to balance clients’ needs, worker safety, and personal liability in the face of coronavirus?
July 21 2020 • 6 min read
Now What? What History Can Teach Us About How to Restart the Economy, Post-Pandemic
By now, we’ve heard it so often that it’s practically the mantra for 2020: we’re living in unprecedented times.
July 08 2020 • 2 min read
How Makosi’s Virtual Teams Are Already Adapted to the “New Normal”
It’s impossible to deny that we’re living in a time of upheaval. First, coronavirus challenged how we live in a globalized world and economy.
June 17 2020 • 3 min read
During Uncertain Market Conditions, Hedge Your Bets with On-Demand Workers
Hiring poses its fair share of challenges for public accounting’s HR departments, even during the best of times.
June 02 2020 • 7 min read
Diversity in Public Accounting: We're Shaking Up Audit Firms Across the Country
Despite popular assumptions about the “face of finance,” inclusion practices and diversity in public accounting have become increasingly central to many firms’ core values.
May 26 2020 • 2 min read
Why Technology Will Never Replace Skilled Audit Workers
Today's public accounting firms need to be more agile than ever, scaling their work to meet clients' demands at the drop of a hat. And, thanks to technology, they're equipped to do so.
May 20 2020 • 7 min read
What COVID-19 Has Revealed About the Real Flexibility of the Modern Workforce
Suppose a time traveler strode into your office in February 2020 and informed you that within 90 days (or less), the global workforce infrastructure would dramatically shift.
April 27 2020 • 8 min read
Mindset Over Skillset
Tapping Into Mindset Theory to Recruit and Retain Talent
April 21 2020 • 4 min read
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Workplace Age Diversity
How Focusing on One Generation Affords Makosi a Huge Opportunity
April 20 2020 • 1 min read
Makosi, A Company Dedicated to The Future of Public Accounting, Helps Clients Stay Ahead of Rapidly Changing Financial Landscapes with Revolutionary Talent Solutions
Makosi, a technology backed talent platform, is doing more than matching candidates to jobs: they’re revolutionizing public accounting workforce strategy while providing a life-changing experience to their auditors and tax professionals.
April 07 2020 • 7 min read
Looking at the Long-Term Costs of Audit Layoffs During COVID-19
We are living in a historic moment. The novel coronavirus and COVID-19 continue to impact societies and economies around the world.
March 18 2020 • 2 min read
Purpose in the Modern Workplace
Why Today’s Leaders Are Investing in Meaning
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