Good with numbers and a great problem solver? Then a career as an auditor might really suit your abilities.
Auditors examine a company's financial records to assess whether they provide an accurate picture of the company's financial performance.
Auditors work in offices within an organisation and often conduct their services at clients' offices. They generally work regular hours, although they may work overtime when meeting tight deadlines. There is a high level of people contact in this occupation.
Auditors usually work with computers and specialised accounting software. External auditors are usually required to travel between clients.
They need to be strategic thinkers and want to make a difference to an organisation by using their commercial acumen.
Auditors are responsible for reviewing the accounting systems and procedures of an organisation and identify ways to improve performance and minimise the risk of fraud.
They work within a strict set of financial and ethical guidelines and must report any serious issues to the appropriate authorities. They confirm that the organisation's record of its cash balances agrees with the bank's record, check that the organization owns the assets, help to ensure that the list of suppliers is complete and Recording and testing the organisation's processes and controls.
- to be able to work independently and/or as part of a team
- honesty and integrity
- good problem-solving skills
- good communication skills
- Chartered Accountant registration
- CPA registration