“Audit Innovation in Times of Crisis”, a virtual meeting of the Auditors Alliance, took place on 23 September 2020 from 13.00-15.00 (CET). During the meeting, we launched the new online platform where you can connect with other members of the Auditors Alliance community and share case studies, analyses and opinion.
This virtual meeting took place at a time when the COVID-19 crisis has greatly impacted the lives of people around the world, and in turn, the work of auditors. Governments have taken unprecedented measures to tackle both the immediate effects and long-term fallout of the crisis. Internal and external auditors are having to find new ways to audit governments’ COVID-19 measures, and fast.
Despite the challenges, these circumstances also create an environment that stimulates creativity and innovation. In this virtual meeting, we explored the impact of the crisis on audit innovation and reflect on the valuable lessons we can take from the management of the COVID-19 crisis for the future.