Summary of profession

Protects assets by ensuring compliance with internal control procedures, and regulations. Internal auditors work within businesses and organizations to monitor and evaluate how well risks are being managed, the business is being governed and internal processes are working. They also provide a consulting service, advising management on how to improve systems and processes.

Working hours, patterns and environments

Working hours tend to be normal office hours. Those working in large practices typically work some irregular overtime.

Education and skills

As an auditor, you will need to be able to audit, research, and follow legal compliance. You must have good documentation skills, thoroughness, presentation skills, knowledge of Financial Software, Corporate Finance, SFAS Rules, pay attention to detail, and be objective.

Job growth and opportunities

It is possible to stay in internal audit, progressing from junior auditor to senior audit management