What does an Internal Auditor do?

An Internal Auditor examines a company’s financial and operational practices to identify potential risks and inefficiencies. These auditors evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls, assess compliance with laws and regulations, and provide recommendations for improvement.

The Internal Auditor is responsible for crucial accounting functions and reviewing the business operations and processes of the organization. They also assess the efficacy of the company’s risk management procedures and investigate suspected fraud and communicate their findings to management.

Internal Auditor Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct internal audits based on risk assessment.
  • Evaluate internal controls and recommend risk mitigation.
  • Review financial statements for accuracy and compliance.
  • Audit operational processes for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Document procedures, findings, and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with process owners to implement improvements.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining audit policies.
  • Stay updated on industry regulations and best practices.
  • Follow up on corrective action implementation.
  • Communicate audit results to management and stakeholders.
  • Aid external auditors during their reviews.
  • Contribute to special projects and investigations.

Internal Auditor Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or relevant field.
  • Relevant professional certification preferred.
  • Experience in internal auditing or related roles.
  • Strong understanding of audit principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in audit software and Microsoft Office.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

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