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Auditor Occupation, Job and Career

Auditor Nature of Work

Financial auditors examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures. Auditors are broadening the services they offer to include budget analysis, financial and investment planning, information technology consulting, and limited legal services.

Auditor Duties and Tasks

Auditors may perform the following tasks:

  • give an independent opinion on the financial performance of an organization, and the extent to which its obligations are met
  • verify the accuracy of information in the accounting records
  • verify that assets and liabilities mentioned in reports in fact exist
  • prepare financial statements and reports for senior management, shareholders and statutory bodies
  • assess the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization, be it a private company or a government department
  • examine the records of government departments, statutory and municipal authorities and government-owned enterprises
  • advise clients on ways to improve their accounting systems
  • assist in a business stock take and valuation of a business.

Auditor Example Titles

  • Corporate Controller - Accounting
  • Financial Auditor
  • Internal Auditor

Auditors Work Conditions

Auditors work indoors in offices, in their own organizations or in clients' organizations. They may therefore need to travel to undertake their work. Hours are usually regular although may be long when working to deadlines.

Auditor Personal Requirements

  • strong mathematical ability
  • good problem solving skills
  • organizational skills
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • computer literacy an advantage
  • able to work well under pressure
  • eye for detail
  • have a methodological approach to tasks

Auditors Related Occupations

Auditor Related Industries

Auditor Resume Samples:


You may search for accounting careers or auditor occupation right now, but when you find one you must apply immediately for it with your current CV or resume. We recommend that you have your cover letter ready too. So, do not forget about our resume writing, CV writing and cover letter writing advices.

art_tip Auditor OccupationBefore you start searching for auditor occupation you need to prepare your resume or CV and cover letter.

for CVs:

for resumes:

Because CVs and resumes refer mainly to the past time with exception of your present job and employers are interested mostly in the future of they companies, often cover letters are more important or convincing to them then the accompanying resume or CV. So, prepare a cover letter.

If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:

When your auditor job application consisting of your job cover letter and resume or CV is completed you are ready to submit your resume to employers and job recruiters in places where you want to work.

When a potential employer invite you for an interview, you need to prepare yourself to win at the interview and get the job you want.

Other Auditor Occupation Info

In addition, on job search, cover letters, CVs & resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with your auditor occupation!

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