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Auditor

POSITION SUMMARY

An Auditor’s main task is to review the records of commercial and public sector organizations. They ensure compliance with internal procedures and external regulations set by the industry and government to ensure that all financial statements are presented fairly.

Auditing positions are vital in ensuring that a business follows state and federal laws. Performing audits is a specialized skill that showcases the clearest statement possible of a company’s financial state.

RESPONSIBILITIES

An Auditor’s responsibilities may include:

  • Providing financial control information.
  • Analyzing trends and data to find operational errors within the company.
  • Performing research on industry norms.
  • Preparing financial statements into quantifiable data for employers.

 

SKILLS

Auditor’s are experts specializing in data analysis. A skilled Auditor will need to be able to:

  • Maintain a system that will keep track of financial statements.
  • Manage their time well in order to stay on top of all of their duties.
  • Have a keen eye for detail to catch discrepancies within the business.
  • Conduct research and analyze data to provide accurate financial feedback.
  • Make inquiries within management to gain an understanding of business operations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Because auditing is a specialized job, an associate’s degree will not be enough for most companies. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree will be required for most entry level jobs and often an Auditor will need to acquire a CPA certification if they wish to work as an external Auditor.

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SAMPLE AUDITOR INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • How would you deal with having an unreasonable deadline to complete an audit?

  • If a manager you work with has a compliance issue, how would you handle it?

  • What process do you go through to develop an audit plan?

  • Can you tell me about your most difficult project and how you managed it?

  • Can you tell me about any recent changes within the audit industry?

  • What do you know about ACA qualifications?

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