Auditor

Job Description

Auditors are independent professionals who prepare, examine and assess the financial records and operations of an organisation to ensure it runs efficiently and legally.

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Qualifications

A bachelor degree in the field of accounting is generally required to become an Auditor. These are generally three-year courses, open to anyone over 17 years and who has completed year 12 with an appropriate Universities Admission Index.

Complete a Bachelor degree in the field of accounting. This could be a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) or a Bachelor of Accounting. Alternatively, complete a postgraduate qualification, such as a Master of Professional Accounting. This is a two-year degree for students with previous tertiary qualifications.

Apply to participate in a Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) program to gain recognition as a qualified auditor. Applicants are expected to have served for several years on audit engagement teams, and progressed through increasing levels of responsibility in supervisory and managerial roles.

Qualified auditors must complete at least 120 hours of training and education in each three-year rolling period.

Attributes

  • Communicator
  • Confident
  • Autonomy
  • Determined
  • Educated
  • Interpersonal
  • Organised
  • Precise
  • Meticulous
  • Thorough
  • Self-Motivator

Key Skills

  • Charted Accountancy
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • External Audit
  • Critical Thinking

Future Prospects

Career progression from an entry-level internal auditing position can lead to;

  • Auditing Specialists
  • Risk Assessment
  • Management
  • Chief Audit Executive