What I wish was different
I wish I was allowed to attend more meetings that involved how our client and audit team made decisions to promote the client’s effectiveness of audit procedures, internal controls, and financial standing. This was because while I completed the tasks that were assigned to me by my seniors, I felt as though I learned relatively little conceptually. By being able to attend strategic meetings, I would be exposed to more complex auditing subjects, which would give me ideas about what working as an auditor might look like in the future. Another aspect of my internship experience I wish could be different was to learn more about the important responsibilities of each position in auditing, namely what the respective responsibilities of an auditing staff, senior, and manager are. By having a clearer understanding of these responsibilities and how promotions work, I could then glean insight on how much auditing speaks to me.