Accountability, enablement and quality support
At EY, we see accountability and enablement as critical drivers of audit quality. This is why they comprise two of the components of SAQ.
Accountability is about professional pride and individuals taking ownership of their work — as an auditor, you are accountable not just to yourself, but to your team, the organization, and our stakeholders. We reinforce the importance of accountability through our SAQ program, our quality ratings and our partners’ performance evaluations.
Enablement is about giving our teams the resources they need to deliver high-quality audits. Those resources encompass our technological tools, such as EY Canvas, EY Helix and the Client Portal, as well as a network of experienced professionals, our Quality Enablement Leaders (QELs) around the globe.
Our QELs provide on-the-ground support and mentorship to our teams, helping them to set and achieve high standards and providing additional assistance as and when it is needed. We are also enabling our teams to work more efficiently by simplifying and streamlining our audit methodology and associated guidance.
The drive for better-quality audits is a collective endeavor on the part of the entire global audit profession. This means that we collectively need to inspire auditors across the world to deliver high-quality audits.
As a result, we are challenging our people to become role models, to think proactively about how they can inspire those around them, and to embed quality within their DNA.
We know that our commitment to audit quality is visible and that it is having an impact on outcomes.
Our mission is to be the highest-quality audit organization in the profession. Through the six components of SAQ, we have introduced common technology, methodologies and approaches to training and evaluating our people.