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Auditor

Internal and external auditors check organisations' financial records and procedures to make sure they are accurate and efficient.

Potential salary
£25,000 to £80,000
Working hours
37 to 39 a week
  • knowledge of economics and accounting
  • maths knowledge
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • analytical thinking skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • business management skills
  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

Your day-to-day duties might involve:

  • examining company accounts
  • identifying any problems or risks to the business
  • assessing the company's financial reporting systems
  • making recommendations for improvements

You could work in an office or at a client's business.

As an experienced external auditor, you could move into management and then become a partner or finance director. You could also set up your own accountancy practice.

As an experienced internal auditor, you could move into a management role. You could also become a chartered internal auditor, or become a self-employed consultant.

You can find out more about working in auditing from the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

Data from National Careers Service.
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