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Category Manager of IT
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Title: Category Manager - IT & Telecom Company Summary: A leading specialty insurance provider is looking to add an IT Category Manager to their growing Cincinnati team

Auditors are specialists who are responsible for reviewing the accounts of organizations and companies to ensure the legality and validity of their financial records. They play an advisory role to recommend cost savings that could be made, and possible risk aversion measures. 
Depending on your specialization, other work responsibilities may comprise internal auditing, public accounting, government accounting or administrative accounting.

Job Specification, Salary, Outlook

 An auditor examines a company’s accounting documents and financial transactions. Auditors facilitate the audit, assessing the business’s financial reports to ensure that financial rules and regulations have been complied with. Auditors use a range of financial software systems, so professional certification and relevant training are important for this profession.

So how much do auditors earn? The average salary for auditors in the United States is $54,426 per annum, with a range of $31,359 - $78,976. Factors that affect the level of salary include job location, technical skills, on-the-job experience, and academic background. In the UK, an average salary of £28,709 per year can be expected, with a range of £17,685 - £47,263.

Job Description 

Auditors examine all the financial transactions of an organization or business, assessing and verifying the accuracy of business data. Auditor can work as freelance consultants, or for government offices. Auditors tend to work standard office hours, but this can increase with special assignments or large projects, especially in the tax auditing period. 

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Collection and analysis of business data to detect duplicates, deficient controls, fraud, extravagance, or non-compliance with laws and regulations 
  • Determining scope of investigation and supervising audits 
  • Preparing detailed and comprehensive reports on audit findings
  • Reporting to senior management on audit results and asset utilization
  • Recommending operational changes to financial activities
  • Examining inventories to verify journal and ledger entries
  • Inspecting accounting systems and account books 
  • Conferring with company officials on regulatory and financial matters
  • Assessing the levels of financial threat, both inside and outside the company
  • Directing activities of employees engaged in recording, filing, transmitting and compiling financial records  

Key Skills & Qualifications      

Auditors should be skilled communicators, proactive, diligent, and capable of working on a specific task for an extended period of time - this requires patience and meticulous attention to detail. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject is required, and a master’s degree in accounting or a similar subject such as business studies or economics can be beneficial. 

Required job skills:

  • Excellent auditing and documentation skills
  • Knowledge of legal compliance
  • Self-motivated, determined and meticulous
  • Analytical thinking and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High levels of integrity and strong ethical standards
  • The ability to think objectively and demonstrate sound judgment
  • Resilience under pressure and ability to adapt to change
  • Strong interest in the financial system
  • Capacity to meet strict deadlines
  • Solid Microsoft Office and financial software skills

Auditor Job Trends  

Auditors are among the top 10 positions with a rising salary range. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, auditors’ employment will rise approximately 11% by 2024. With the growth of the economy, the demand for auditors is also likely to increase.