Job Description

A Financial Auditor serves as the guardian of financial integrity within an organisation, meticulously scrutinising financial records to ensure accuracy, compliance, and transparency. Their role is pivotal in upholding the trust of stakeholders, providing assurance that financial statements are free from material misstatement and reflect the true financial position of the entity.  At the heart of their responsibilities lies a comprehensive understanding of auditing standards, regulations, industry standards and best practices. They conduct thorough examinations of financial statements, transactions, and internal controls, identifying any discrepancies or irregularities that may compromise financial accuracy or compliance.   Financial Auditors work closely with clients and internal teams to gather and analyse financial data, assessing the reliability and relevance of information presented. They employ a variety of audit techniques, including sampling, analytical procedures, and substantive testing, to validate the accuracy and completeness of financial records.   Throughout the audit process, they maintain clear communication with key stakeholders, providing updates on audit progress and findings. They collaborate with management to address any identified issues or deficiencies, offering recommendations for improving internal controls and financial reporting processes.   They assess the organisation's adherence to accounting principles, tax regulations, and statutory requirements, mitigating risks and safeguarding against potential legal or financial repercussions.  In addition to their core auditing responsibilities, they contribute valuable insights and recommendations to enhance operational efficiency and mitigate financial risks. They provide management with comprehensive audit reports, outlining findings, recommendations, and opportunities for improvement, empowering decision-makers with actionable information.  To excel in their role, Financial Auditors must possess strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and a commitment to integrity and objectivity. They must stay abreast of evolving accounting standards and regulatory changes, continually updating their knowledge and skills to adapt to new challenges and complexities in the financial landscape.   In essence, Financial Auditors are champions of financial transparency and accountability, ensuring that organisations uphold the highest standards of integrity and trustworthiness in their financial reporting practices.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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