Today’s Auditors look beyond finances and make key decisions on the processes, operation and objectives of a business and interpret that information in the interests of shareholders, investors and the public.
"A career in audit is challenging, interesting, stimulating and rewarding. As a Statutory Auditor you will assess companies’ accounts to ensure that they show an accurate and fair picture of the business."
Auditors perform many tasks, which are vital to the efficiency of an organisation.
Auditors need to be able to analyse, evaluate and interpret facts and figures rapidly, communicate effectively, and demonstrate business acumen, ethics and judgment. They must be perceptive, work well with different people and understand business systems and IT.
- Confident and professional manner
- Able to understand, apply and explain technical auditing and accounting standards
- Articulate, both verbally and in writing
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Objective, logical and enquiring mind
- Able to act and be seen to act ethically at all times
- Respect client confidentiality
- Strong analytical skills and methodical
- Diplomacy and tact, to give constructive feedback to clients
- Organised with good project management skills
- Good team work ethic
- Resilience under pressure
- Strong IT and numeracy skills
A career in audit has many rewards, including:
- Client interaction
- A greater understanding of business operations and risk analysis
With the right experience, qualifications and skills you could progress to management roles and earn in excess of £70,000 per annum. This does not include potential bonuses and additional benefits. Salaries will vary considerably based on location and employer.