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Auditor

Examine and assess financial records to ensure organisations run efficiently and legally.

What's it like to be an Auditor?

Auditors are independent professionals who prepare, examine and assess the financial records and operations of an organisation to ensure it runs efficiently and legally.

Auditor

Tasks and duties

  • Gathering evidence about the financial state of an organisation to ensure that the money going in and out is recorded and processed correctly.
  • Preparing reports, which may include a balance sheet, income and cash flow statement for stakeholders and shareholders of an organisation.
  • Gauging levels of financial risk within an organisation and ensuring assets are protected.
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Auditors may also report on an organisation’s compliance with various regulations, such as those to do with sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions or OH&S.

Auditors may work internally within organisations or may conduct independent external financial audits of commercial and public sector organisations.

What can I earn as an Auditor?

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Auditor roles in AUS are typically advertised between $50k and $70k
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How to become an Auditor


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A bachelor degree in the field of accounting is generally required to become an Auditor. These are generally three-year courses, open to anyone over 17 years and who has completed year 12 with an appropriate Universities Admission Index.

  1. Complete a Bachelor degree in the field of accounting. This could be a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) or a Bachelor of Accounting. Alternatively, complete a postgraduate qualification, such as a Master of Professional Accounting. This is a two-year degree for students with previous tertiary qualifications.
  2. Apply to participate in a Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) program to gain recognition as a qualified auditor. Applicants are expected to have served for several years on audit engagement teams, and progressed through increasing levels of responsibility in supervisory and managerial roles.
  3. Qualified auditors must complete at least 120 hours of training and education in each three-year rolling period.

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Bachelor of Accounting

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Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

This qualification provides you with a background in business topics as well as the opportunity to specialise in accounting.

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Master of Professional Accounting

This qualification provides you, if you come from a non-accounting background, with the skills to work in a range of professional accounting roles.
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Latest Auditor reviews

Latest reviews from 24 Auditors surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Auditing is a mundane job that is under appreciated and unfulfilling
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Auditing
The good things
Gives a good overview of the entire accounting areas of a business
The challenges
Everyday is the same, review clients work, test samples, roll onto the next client, rinse and repeat.
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Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce (Arts)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Audit
The good things
Build good skills in communication. Get to travel a lot and meet many different people
The challenges
Long hours and hard work. There are also potentially long travel times
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