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Also called: Audit Manager, Auditor, Internal Audit Director, Internal Auditor

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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:
  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.
  • Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities.
  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.


  • accounting and economics
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Safety and Government
  • law and government


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
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


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps


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
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation


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
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology


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

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