Saturday, July 8, 2017

Are Auditors Immune Against The Feeling of Guilt?

As some of you may know, I am in the process of writing my second audit novella (The Retirement)!

It is about a newly retired seasoned auditor who finds himself involved in a huge corporate scandal shortly after his retirement. At one point during his retirement celebration trip to an isolated cottage, he goes through a flashback of his life. This is one of  his career flashbacks:

"he remembered how bad he used to feel when one of his audit reports caused someone his/her job or other negative consequences. At the beginning of his career, as a young auditor, he used to feel some sort of guilt and blame himself for not reporting the audit findings in a softer tone! As he matured, this feeling had disappeared and was replaced with a strong belief in transparency and accountability!"

My question to you: Is it normal for auditors to have a feeling of guilt in similar circumstances? 
Have you ever had a feeling of guilt in your audit career? If yes, how you dealt with it?
Please share your thoughts and experience.
My first audit novella "The Internal Auditor" can be bought by following this link:

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