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Auditor



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JOB DESCRIPTION

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

SALARY LOW:

£25,000 Starter

SALARY HIGH:

£80,000 Experienced

TYPICAL HOURS:

37 to 39 a week

TYPICAL HOURS PER DAY:

evenings away from home


How to become an Auditor

You can get into this job through:


University

You could do an accountancy degree at university, then complete further training to become an auditor.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:


Apprenticeship

You may be able to complete an apprenticeship to qualify as an internal auditor, while working with a company. Training includes:

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:


Direct Application


You can join a company as a trainee auditor, or move into auditing by being seconded to an internal auditing team from another department.

You'll usually need at least A level qualifications or equivalent, and you'll be expected to take further training as your career develops.

Other Routes

You can qualify by doing:


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Professional and industry bodies

To be an external auditor, you'll need to be a qualified chartered accountant and a member of one of the following professional bodies:
You'll need to be a member of the The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy to carry out audits in the public sector.

If you're qualified as an accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), you can carry out internal audits.

Further information

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

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties might involve:

Working environment

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

Career path and progression

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.





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