Auditor

Job Description

Auditors work as part of a company reviewing their accounts. It is the job of an Auditor to maintain the accuracy and full legality of all the money that goes in and out of a company or organisation. They also prepare detailed reports on audit findings. Auditors participate in every aspect of the company's business, from the internal IT infrastructure to mergers & acquisitions to compliance with federal and corporate policies.

Careers Ladder

Qualifications

To become an Auditor you will require qualifications and financial business knowledge. Decide what type of Auditor you would like to be. For example, internal or external.

You will then need to decide on which type of courses you may like to undertake.

Consider;

  • Complete a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) or a Bachelor of Accounting
  • Masters of Professional Accounting

Apply to participate in a Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) program to gain recognition as a qualified auditor.

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