You can play with my train set… but not the engines

Cast your mind back to your toughest ever panel-based job interview? Now make it even tougher and it will pretty…


4 sensible questions to ask when working with small or young agencies

During the past year we have had the opportunity to audit some small, independent and relatively young agencies in a…


You say potato, I say potahto

As the line goes in “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” sung by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in their 1937 movie “Shall…


What does ‘independent’ really mean when it comes to contract compliance auditors?

As I read through the agency's feedback on our draft audit report, I was somewhat surprised. Apparently, "We [the…


How different are financial practices in agencies around the world?

While accountancy may not qualify as being the oldest profession, it can date its history back to before the Roman…


Are your professional relationships worth more to you than your reputation?

Let's be honest, a presentation on marketing agency compliance audits is not, on the face of it, the most eye catching…


4 steps to successfully manage your agency finances

More and more of our clients are recognising the benefits of a structured approach towards auditing their agencies.…


You’ve avoided handing over a ‘golden goodbye’ to your old agency. What’s next?

You've appointed a new agency. Tick. Done the exit audit of its predecessor. Tick. Read our audit report. Tick. Surely…


Agency FD left battered and sore? The reality may surprise you…

When you commission a financial audit of one of your agencies, is it inevitably going to destroy the trust in the…


‘If one of our agencies is overcharging us, could they all be doing it?’

We are often asked 'is agency A better than agency B when it comes to overcharging?'. The surprising answer: 'how your…