September 27, 2017

Third Annual #AuditorProud Social Media Blitz Aims to Attract Next Generation of Auditors

Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is organizing the third annual profession-wide social media blitz to inform students and young professionals of the many benefits of a career in audit. On September 28, using #AuditorProud, auditors around the world will take to social media channels to share personal stories of why they chose a career in auditing, what they love about the profession, and what makes them proud to be an auditor.

“Today more than ever, auditing has so much to offer,” said Deloitte CEO and CAQ Governing Board Chair Cathy Engelbert.  “It’s a profession that’s evolving. It combines the language of business and critical thinking with data analytics and artificial intelligence. So, the future of work isn’t just coming – it’s here now in a career that can offer professional growth, workplace flexibility, and the chance to advise leaders of iconic businesses around the world.”

For 2017, the CAQ is also inviting high school and college students who are interested in careers in audit to participate in the #FutureAuditor contest. Students can upload a selfie, photo, or post with #FutureAuditor showing why they are interested in audit.

“#AuditorProud day is a celebration of the important work that auditors do to serve investors and promote strong capital markets across the globe,” said CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli. “The profession is committed to attracting the best and the brightest future auditors to continue its long tradition of innovation and ongoing work to build trust in financial reporting.”

More details on the social media blitz, as well as resources for auditors, educators, and high school and college students, are available on the DiscoverAudit.org website.

In 2016, #AuditorProud day generated tens of thousands of social media posts from 115 countries.

Related Resources

Video: 2016 #AuditorProud Highlights

Video: What to Expect When You Choose a Career in Auditing!

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About the CAQ

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, D.C., the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs. For more information, visit www.thecaq.org.