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Auditor Job Description Sample Template


This free Auditor job description sample template can help you attract an innovative and experienced Auditor to your company. We make the hiring process one step easier by giving you a template to simply post to our site. Make sure to add requirements, benefits, and perks specific to the role and your company.

Auditor Job Summary

The auditor will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and informing the company on the accuracy of financial statements. The role will operate according to current laws and regulations, as well as have an acute attention to detail to identify any material misstatements such as accidental repetition, missing information, statement errors or any fraudulent activity. The auditor will analyze statements by taking information and evidence provided by the company (documentation, receipts, accounting records, interviews with employees, etc.) to see that it matches and upholds the information found in the financial records and provide detailed reports explaining his/her findings.

Auditor Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform detailed audits according to current accounting laws and regulations
  • Prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures
  • Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of the establishment
  • Maintain and uphold internal control systems
  • Identify fraud risks with Fraud Risk Assessment Process
  • Decide the auditing procedures necessary for the current audit situation
  • Give their opinion to the company on accuracy and completeness of financial records
  • Make suggestions to management to improve financial statements by reducing excesses and eliminating fraud
  • Look for and identify material misstatements and assess risks of such findings
  • Examine documentation, inventory and all other tangible records of information to determine if such data corresponds with and reinforces financial records
  • If material misstatements are found, interview company employees to determine the possibility of fraudulent behavior
  • Take appropriate action if a fraudulent situation has been detected
  • Make a notification to proper authorities that the audit has been completed and financial statements are accurately and properly prepared
  • Analyze, prepare and present audit reports

Auditor Requirements and Qualifications

  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Outstanding critical thinking skills
  • Understanding of current auditing methods and procedures
  • Highly intuitive and sensitive to behavioral cues (key in detecting fraud)
  • Ability to determine and assess fraudulent behavior
  • Strong mathematical and data collection/analysis skills
  • An excellent and thorough examiner
  • A propensity for analyzing data and finding discrepancies and errors
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Efficient time management skills with the ability to balance multiple tasks at once
  • Ethically sound
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or other related fields
  • Master’s Degree a plus
  • CPA and/or CMA certification
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of the Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS)
  • Relevant auditing experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite and other accounting software
  • Incredible attention to detail and high skill for analyzing data with a scrutinizing eye
  • Candidate must be responsible, reliable and of high moral standing

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