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Career and Education Opportunities for Auditors

In general, auditors examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.

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Auditor video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Auditors collect and analyze data to uncover deficient controls or non-compliance with laws and management policies. They also inspect cash on hand, accounts receivable and payable and canceled checks to confirm records are accurate. Equally important, auditors have to talk with company officials about financial and regulatory matters. They are often called upon to examine and evaluate financial and data systems, recommending controls to insure system reliability and data integrity. They are expected to examine records and interview staff to insure recording of transactions and adherence to laws and regulations. Finally, auditors examine inventory to confirm journal and ledger entries.

Every day, auditors are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to think through problems and come up with general rules. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.