How to audit your auditioning agency
A recent audit by the Israel Auditing Standards Institute, an independent Israeli agency that investigates auditing practices, uncovered discrepancies between auditions submitted to Israeli auditions agencies and those that were sent to auditions boards.
According to the audit, Israel’s largest auditions agency, Agence Israel-Europe, submitted auditions that were in poor taste and did not reflect the agency’s commitment to transparency.
The audit noted that in some cases auditions were submitted by people who did not belong to the auditions board.
Agence France-Presse, the agency that produces the world’s biggest auditions and whose chairman is former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, has also been accused of not keeping up with the industry standards.
It also noted that Agence Europe-Pressel submitted audition materials that were incorrect, including those in which the author did not use the correct pronoun.
The agency, the audit said, “has a responsibility to ensure that auditions are authentic.”
Israel is not alone in the Israeli auditing industry.
The International Federation of Auditing Associations (IFA) has also criticized auditing organizations that submit to auditing boards, including the International Council of Auditions, the International Union of Auditors and the Council of the European Union.
The IFA also criticized the Council for Auditing’s lack of transparency.
“The ICA is deeply concerned by the lack of accountability and transparency,” IFA President Christoph Cramer said in a statement.
“We are calling on all auditors to ensure they are not submitting their auditions to a non-compliant body, which may be in breach of the auditing standards.”
The ITA said it will continue to monitor the auditors’ activities and will hold them accountable.