Internal Audit job description

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Internal Auditors work to improve efficiency and augment the profits of any business. Auditors advise managers, directors and business owners of measures they can implement to make their companies more successful. They not only audit processes and data, but they audit people as well, namely managerial staff and employees. Internal Auditors are analytical people who have an aptitude for systems, analyzing numeric data and constructing evenhanded analysis. These criticisms are then approved and implemented. Audits are often based on company objectives and whether an organization is achieving them. An Internal Auditor performs many of the following tasks: • Auditing company departments
• Investigating issues
• Recommending improved measures
• Working with auditors and audit managers
• Conducting risk assessment
• Evaluating management procedures


Expertise in the following areas is an asset: •  Multitasking
• Computing
•  Information technology
• Analytical thinking
• Being focused
• Being a team player
• Working in diverse people
• Creativity
• Communication
•  Prioritizing
• Planning
• Being safety conscious
• Being confidential
• Technical comprehension


Having an MBA is advantageous for people who want to become Internal Auditors. Due to the scope of the job, studying courses such as Accounting, Business, Engineering or Finance is more preferable. There are also certifications that are helpful as well. These certifications include: •    Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
•    Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
•    Institute of internal Auditors (IIA)
•    Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)

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