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Auditors

Also called: Auditor, Internal Auditor, Auditor-in-Charge, Assurance Manager

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: Finance and Supply

What they do:
Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.
  • Supervise auditing of establishments, and determine scope of investigation required.

Knowledge

Business
  • accounting and economics
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Financial analysis software
  • Bi3 Financial Statement Fraud Analysis
  • CaseWare International IDEA SmartAnalyzer
Compliance software
  • Intrax ProcedureNet
  • Paisley Cardmap
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$63,550
per year, on average
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