Sarah Brandt

In this episode, Renee interviews Justin Hayes, Director at KSM, about his firm’s remote audit approach. This session is a don’t-miss as your firm approaches your audits remotely during this crisis and after the crisis passes, too.

KSM had been using remote audits primarily with out-of-town audit engagements at the time we talked and then COVID-19 happened. KSM’s experience with remote auditing made for a quick pivot to completely remote auditing during this crisis. Listen to some of Justin’s critical tips and tricks for running a successful remote audit, hear how his firm creates buy-in with their clients and how Justin has developed buy-in for remote service delivery from fellow audit leaders. After this crisis, there may be a strong pull to go back to the “old normal” in firms – but instead, we can continue to conduct a higher percentage of each audit remotely.


About Our Guest:

Justin Hayes is a director in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Audit and Assurance Services Group. Justin works with clients to help them avoid risk and maximize efficiencies by keeping an eye on their bottom line and helping ensure accurate financial reporting. He has worked in public accounting since 2007 and has experience in a number of industries; however, his main areas of focus are not-for-profit, government, professional services, and professional sports. He is a member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit and Governmental Services Group.

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