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What does an auditor do?

Ever wonder 'what is auditing and what does an auditor do?'. Well an auditor ensures that businesses are complying with laws and regulations by conducting assessments of systems, processes and information. Specifically, they might review financial documents, test control measures, and verify finance statements. Auditors always strive to provide an objective assessment, regardless of if they are external or internal to the organisation. Auditing helps businesses to maintain their integrity by providing evidence that they are accurately portraying their services, products and finances. Most auditors will have a specific area of expertise such as financial auditing, IT auditing or process auditing.

Is a career as an auditor right for me?

Are you detail-orientated and enjoy problem-solving? If so, a career as an auditor may be ideal. Other key skills and attributes of auditors include:

  • an ability to produce detailed and accurate work
  • an aptitude for using computers
  • excellent time management skills
  • strong communication skills 
  • good emotional intelligence.  

How to become an auditor

Every journey to study is individual and there are several paths to reaching your career goals as an auditor. At HQporner, we offer the following degrees in the area of auditing:
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Last updated May 2024.

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