Auditors
SOC: 13-2011.02

Description:

Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
1,332,700 employed

Projected (2024):
1,475,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Account Auditor
  • Accounting Auditor
  • Asset Analyst
  • Assurance Manager
  • Assurance Senior
  • Audit Associate
  • Audit Manager
  • Audit Partner
  • Auditor
  • Auditor-in-Charge
  • City Auditor
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • Compliance Manager
  • County Auditor
  • Data Processing Auditor
  • Deputy for Audit
  • Field Auditor
  • Financial Auditor
  • Financial Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Auditor
  • Information Technology Auditor (IT Auditor)
  • Inspector
  • Insurance Auditor
  • Internal Audit Director
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Inventory Auditor
  • Medical Auditor
  • Payroll Analyst
  • Payroll Auditor
  • Quality Control Auditor
  • Railroad Auditor
  • Revenue Audit Clerk
  • Revenue Tax Specialist
  • Tax Associate
  • Tax Auditor
  • Tax Professional
  • Tax Specialist
  • Traveling Auditor
  • Utility Accounts Director


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • Report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities.
  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings.
  • Review data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income, and expenditures.
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness, and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions.
  • Examine and evaluate financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity.
  • Supervise auditing of establishments, and determine scope of investigation required.
  • Prepare, analyze, and verify annual reports, financial statements, and other records, using accepted accounting and statistical procedures to assess financial condition and facilitate financial planning.
  • Confer with company officials about financial and regulatory matters.
  • Inspect cash on hand, notes receivable and payable, negotiable securities, and canceled checks to confirm records are accurate.
  • Examine inventory to verify journal and ledger entries.
  • Examine whether the organization's objectives are reflected in its management activities, and whether employees understand the objectives.
  • Examine records and interview workers to ensure recording of transactions and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Direct activities of personnel engaged in filing, recording, compiling and transmitting financial records.
  • Produce up-to-the-minute information, using internal computer systems, to allow management to base decisions on actual, not historical, data.
  • Conduct pre-implementation audits to determine if systems and programs under development will work as planned.
  • Review taxpayer accounts, and conduct audits on-site, by correspondence, or by summoning taxpayer to office.
  • Evaluate taxpayer finances to determine tax liability, using knowledge of interest and discount rates, annuities, valuation of stocks and bonds, and amortization valuation of depletable assets.
  • Examine records, tax returns, and related documents pertaining to settlement of decedent's estate.
  • Audit payroll and personnel records to determine unemployment insurance premiums, workers' compensation coverage, liabilities, and compliance with tax laws.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 10-key calculators
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Scanners
  • Tablet computers
  • Accounting compliance software
  • Accounting fraud detection software
  • ACL Audit Exchange
  • ACL Business Assurance Analytics
  • Arbutus Analyzer
  • Audit management software
  • Audit planning and control environment software
  • AuditTracker software
  • AuditWare CaseWare Examiner
  • AuditWare software
  • Automated auditors fraud detector software
  • Bi3 Audit Intelligence
  • Bi3 Financial Statement Fraud Analysis
  • BizBench Benchmarking Software
  • BNA Corporate Tax Audit Analyzer
  • Brentmark Estate Planning Quickview
  • Cammack Computations Inter-Est
  • CaseWare International IDEA
  • CaseWare International IDEA SmartAnalyzer
  • CaseWare Working Papers
  • CashFlow Guardian
  • Cebos MQ1 Audit System
  • Choice Technologies PowerBill +
  • Client billing software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Corporate Responsibility System Technologies Limited Compliance Positioning System
  • D'Arcangelo Galileo
  • Data entry software
  • Data extraction software
  • Datavantage software
  • Digital analysis tests and statistics DATAS for Excel
  • Digital analysis tests and statistics DATAS for SAS
  • Financial Competence
  • FLS eDP PAYROLLtax
  • Fund accounting software
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Guidance Software EnCase Enterprise
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS software
  • IAD Audit Leverage
  • IBM Cognos Impromptu
  • IBM Notes
  • InformationActive ActiveData for Excel
  • Internal audit software
  • Intrax ProcedureNet
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Kirix ProffiPoint
  • Lawson software
  • LexisNexis software
  • Lumigent Entegra
  • Medical condition coding software
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • MethodWare ProAudit Advisor
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Works
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
  • Oracle Hyperion software
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Oracle software
  • OSI TrustWise
  • Paisley AutoAudit
  • Paisley Cardmap
  • Paisley Focus Control Assurance
  • Paisley IssueTrack
  • Paisley RiskNavigator
  • Palisade @Risk
  • Payables Tests Sets for ACL software
  • Pentana audit work system PAWS
  • Pleier Audit Management System
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers TeamMate
  • ProfitCents software
  • PSI software
  • Qlik Tech QlikView
  • R
  • Recovery audit software
  • RSM McGladrey Advanced Practice Solutions Paperless Audit
  • RSM McGladrey Auditor Assistant
  • Sage 50 Accounting
  • Sage HandiSoft HandiLedger
  • Sampson Data Pattern Index software
  • SAP software
  • SAS software
  • Solutions Technology & Software HR Premier
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Star Software Fixed Asset Depreciation
  • Star Software Materiality Calculator
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Tableau software
  • Tax compliance property tax management software
  • Tax software
  • TechSmith Camtasia
  • Thomson Creative Solutions Engagement CS
  • Thomson Creative Solutions Financial Analysis CS
  • Thomson PPC e-Tools Suite
  • Thomson Reuters risk management software
  • TimeValue software
  • TopCAATs
  • TrendTracker Compliance Solution
  • Tropics software
  • UNIX
  • WizSoft WizRule
  • WizSoft WizWhy
  • WorkForce Software EmpCenter Time and Attendance


  • business and financial operations


    industry stats

    SOC: 13-0000

    Total Employed: 7,032,560

    Average Annual Salary: $73,800