The Path to become a Pro Auditor...
What do auditors do?
An auditor is the person who examines accounts to see how well an organisation controls its finance. They can be either an ‘external’ or ‘internal’ auditor, and are usually qualified accountants.
- A good work attitude with excellent discipline
- The ability to interpret figures and data
- Excellent with maths and have good IT skills
- Good spoken and written communication skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
- Good organisational and time management skills
- A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
- The ability to work both independently and as part of team
- Have a good understanding of business
- Honesty and discretion, for dealing with sensitive business information.
As an external auditor you could work for a firm of chartered accountants like AICPA (The American Institute of Public Accountants), American Audit Office (which audits central government departments), or the Audit Commission (which audits public bodies like local authorities).
As an internal auditor you could work for large companies in all kinds of industry, public sector organisations, or for firms that provide internal audit services to clients.
Jobs may be advertised in the local, national and industry press, and by specialist recruitment agencies.
experience, you could specialise in an area such as taxation,
insolvency or forensic accounting.
You could also move into management
or choose to work freelance.
An example of what an internal auditor is all about.
Below is a short summary of the difference between an external or internal auditor.
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- Part-qualified salaries for an auditor are usually between $25,000 and $36,000 a year.
- Fully qualified auditors, earnings are usually around $45,000 to $70,000.
- Senior and management auditor salaries can range between $75,000 and $110,000.