Remote auditing: Is it here to stay?
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the way companies conduct business, and audit firms are no exception. Restrictions on the ability of auditors to physically visit business premises have, in many cases, forced them to adopt remote auditing techniques. While for years auditors have taken advantage of technology tools to perform some audit activities remotely, the pandemic has substantially increased the need to rely on these techniques. This article presents five examples of how auditing has adapted to the COVID-19 environment.