Audit Senior job description

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Auditors are shrewd in business. They are able to use their skills to analyze the business and accounting processes of a company. Audit Seniors use their findings to develop strategies to make the company become compliant or increase its productivity. Companies usually trust and adhere to their recommendations.

Senior Auditors earn very competitive salaries. They also receive stock options, bonds, bonuses and other benefits. Auditors maintain regular office hours and work at a desk or in an office setting. Auditors often do shifts, overtime or flexi time to complete projects.

A Senior Auditor performs many of the following tasks:

• Responding to clients
• Researching technical data
• Reviewing financial statements
• Working on audit procedures
• Managing audit staff
• Delegating auditing duties
• Risk assessment
• Managing risks
• Documenting measures
• Attending meetings
• Reporting to directors
• Being aware of industry developments


Expertise in the following areas is an asset:

• Mathematics
• Information technology
• Oral and written communication
• Project management
• Leadership and development
• Persistence
• Professionalism
• Being trustworthy
• Multitasking
• Networking
• Negotiating
• Mentoring
• Supervision
• Problem solving
• Handle operational responsibilities
• Leading teams
• Delegating responsibilities


A Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounts, Economics, Auditing Taxation or Management is advised for people who want to pursue a career as Senior Auditors. Other certifications are also helpful. They may include a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

Auditors receive opportunities for training on the job. Employers may provide access to training or job shadowing. Employees work up the ladder from junior accounting positions to the role of Senior Auditor. A Masters Degree will also adequately assist employees to transition to senior roles as well.

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