What do they do?


Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures. May perform internal audits to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and business processes. 

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Some typical job duties include:

  • Conduct audits to assess the soundness, adequacy, compliance, and cost- effectiveness of operational, financial, and information systems' controls
  • Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities to resolve control issues or risks.
  • Review data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income, and expenditures.
  • Examine whether the organization's objectives are reflected in its management activities, and whether employees understand the objectives.
  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings. 

Most Important Occupational Skills:

Basic Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening

Technical Skills

  • Operations Analysis 
  • Quality Control Analysis

Social Skills

  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Social Perceptiveness

 Systems Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving 

Resource Management Skills

  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Management of Financial Resources

Just the Facts

  • Salary range: $40,000-$85,000
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — Bachelor's degree; Senior Audiotor — Multiple years related work experience, professional certification, post graduate degree; Audit Manager — Many years related work experience, professinonal certification, post-graduate degree.
  • Possible career path: Entry-Auditor > Senior Auditor > Audit Manager

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