NC State Study Finds Auditing Expertise Applies Across Industry Sectors

A new study finds the expert skills developed by auditing offices that specialize in working with specific industries are actually applicable across industry sectors, improving the quality of their audits regardless of the industry sector they are auditing. “It’s well established that when auditing offices do lots of audits in one industry, they develop expert skills in auditing companies in that industry,” says Nathan Goldman, co-author of the study and an assistant professor of accounting in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University.