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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  • 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.

Basic Skills
Reading Comprehension
Active Listening
Critical Thinking

Technical Skills
Operations Analysis
Quality Control Analysis

Social Skills
Persuasion
Coordination
Social Perceptiveness

Systems Skills
Judgment and Decision Making
Systems Analysis
System Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Financial Resources

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

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