Posted by Bevas Logistics MEMBER18 Sep 4:26 pmApapa, Lagos
Auditors are specialists who review the accounts of companies and organisations to ensure the validity and legality of their financial records. They can also act in an advisory role to recommend possible risk aversion measures and cost savings that could be made.
Auditors work in the accounting departments of a huge range of firms and with independent chartered and certified firms, examining the money going in and out of organisations and making sure it is recorded and processed correctly.
Key activities include:
collating, checking and analysing spreadsheet data
examining company accounts and financial control systems
gauging levels of financial risk within organisations
checking that financial reports and records are accurate and reliable
ensuring that assets are safeguarded
identifying if and where processes are not working as they should and advising on changes to be made
preparing reports, commentaries and financial statements
liaising with managerial staff and presenting findings and recommendations
ensuring procedures, policies, legislation and regulations are correctly followed and complied with
undertaking reviews of wages.
Auditors work typical office hours from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. They may need to work extra hours or during the weekend to meet deadlines, particularly during tax audits.
Auditors sometimes travel to meet clients and visit factory or warehouse locations in order to make stock and equipment checks.
Key skills for auditors
Self-motivation, determination and confidence
Ability to divide your time between work and study
Meticulous attention to detail
A strong aptitude for maths
Excellent problem-solving skills
A keen interest in the financial system
Ability to work to deadlines, under pressure
Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
Strong IT skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good presentation and report writing skills
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