Crunch pushes auditors into earlier client talks

Auditors are meeting with clients earlier to focus on their financing
arrangements and making sure they can continue as ‘going concerns’.

The credit crunch has increased the risk of companies facing liquidity issues
and auditors were talking to clients earlier than normal to avoid any shocks,
reported the

‘For many companies there is a level of consideration we didn’t have a year
ago,’ said Deloitte national technical partner Martyn Jones.

Accountancy Age revealed
that firms have begun ‘summer schools’ to educate junior
auditors about warning signs to look for in failing companies.

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