HLB International (HLBI) has appointed Darryl Swindells as the chairman of the network’s audit working group.
HLBI said the audit working group will be responsible for the networks quality assurance programme and the production of an audit and assurance manual.
The voluntary group’s new chairman Swindells is an audit partner at HLB Mann Judd in Sydney.
Swindells said the increasing globalisation of auditing standards and the complexity of audit requirements places increased responsibility on audit firms.
“The work of the audit working group with the member firms of the HLBI network continues to be a vital resource to ensure the quality, timeliness and compliance of audit work for clients of HLBI’s member firms, and the availability of high quality audit services across the globe,” he added.