Millennial Auditor
Tax & AccountingFinanceComplianceSeptember 04, 2018

The millennial auditor: understanding and managing the next generation of auditors

The Millennial Generation is now firmly embedded in the workplace, including in internal audit and compliance departments. A recent Deloitte Millennial Survey says that “Millennials, who are already emerging as leaders in technology and other industries, will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025.” From a management perspective, we need to blend the realities of the work we do with the sociable, optimistic, collaborative, tech savvy, and achievement oriented Millennial staff.

Audit and compliance departments are typically very conservative, slow to change, and risk averse. By contrast, Millennials are joining the team with “higher expectations than any generation before them—and they’re so well connected that, if an employer doesn’t match those expectations, they can tell thousands of their cohorts with one click of the mouse."