Do you love working with numbers? Are you at the stage of your life where you are considering career prospects? Or do you just want a career change? Auditing could be the job for you! An internal auditor job description usually investigates a public/private organisations’ fiscal or financial operations. Part of the job description also includes carrying out independent assessments of the company’s internal financial practices. Companies can have audits performed daily, weekly, monthly, or annually. The frequency of the audit depends on factors relating to the company itself).
Auditor Job Description
As mentioned above, auditors investigate a company’s fiscal management at each level. The investigation could start at the CEO level and work its way down to the front-line staff and looking at all departments. It is an intensive process that examines every financial record and report that the company has. This is to ensure accuracy and diminish potential inefficiencies.
Auditors also help ensure that the company follows an accounting system that is compliant with national and state regulations. This is to prevent any type of fraudulent financial transactions within the company. Auditors also basically perform a host of financial quality and risk management assessment work.
Another aspect of their auditor job description involves compiling an auditing report and transmitting the findings to management. The report also outlines recommendations to address any data inaccuracies, financial operational concerns, or statutory issues noted during the auditing period.
Certification Requirements of an Auditor
As a highly technical job, those who work in this industry are expected to perform at an ideal professional level. Acquiring a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is part of the process of completing the auditor certification requirement. Some professionals also get their masters or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials to improve their job employment prospects. They also acquire a Certified Internal Auditor license from the Institute of Internal Auditors to boost their portfolio but also to fulfill their auditor certification requirement.
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