Rob Rose Editor: Financial Mail

Ignatius Sehoole, CEO of the SA arm of audit firm KPMG, tells a story about a group of young accounting students who’d come to visit one auditing firm. At the end of the presentations, the students were asked if they had any questions. "This youngster raised his hand, and when someone pointed at him, he said very sheepishly: ‘Sorry sir, but can we please go see your parking lot?’"

For Sehoole, this illustrates that many recruits have lost the notion of working in the "public interest", fixating instead on "delighting the client", hoping this translates into bonuses.

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