Internal auditor reviews financial invoices

Internal Auditor

Examine and report on the financial records and systems of organisations, to ensure they satisfy financial and operational integrity and compliance.

Overview

Internal auditors examine and report on the processes, systems and outcomes of an organisation to ensure financial compliance and operational integrity. They assist in business process reviews, risk assessments, and report progress against outcomes.

The work is usually in offices but there may be travel to other sites of the organisation depending on the type of work.

Suited for those with strong attention to detail, good organisation skills and can work independently. Knowledge of economics, accounting, computers, electronics, government regulations and compliance codes is required.

Day-to-day

  • assist with equity management, debt management, securities and taxation planning issues
  • analyse and interpret information on the financial standing, cost structures and trading effectiveness of an organisation
  • set up or reorganise accounting systems such as computer-based systems
  • conduct audits and investigation and prepare financial statements and reports for management, shareholders, and governing and statutory bodies
  • evaluates the cost effectiveness and risks of operational processes, activities, policies and systems
  • set up audit objectives, and implement audit methodologies, processes and reporting criteria.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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