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Audit Quality Forum – Do we still need auditors?

Three years of helping business get it right culminated in four thought-provoking debates in the areas of prosperity, security, fairness and integrity, as we sought to answer the question: Do we still need auditors? The debates at the Mansion House were chaired by former BBC journalist Gavin Esler.

Experienced FTSE 100 CFO Chris O’Shea delivered the provocation by arguing that it was not the of auditors to give opinions on qualitative business issues such as the reasons behind an investment strategy. Eamonn McGrath, EY’s UK head of regulatory and public policy, explained the role that auditors play to support business growth.