Auditor

Audit accounting systems, methods and financial statements, manage funding and financial risk, administer and review corporate compliance activities.

Auditor

Auditor

Roles and responsibilities

The positions of auditors, company secretaries and corporate treasurers are involved in many aspects of an organisation's financial administration.

Among other tasks, auditors:

  • collect, analyse and interpret information on the financial status, cost structures and trading effectiveness of organisations;
  • devise, re-organise and establish budgetary cost control and other accounting systems such as computer-based systems;
  • conduct audits and investigations and prepare financial statements and reports for management, shareholders, and statutory and other bodies;
  • control treasury and treasury systems and establish and review risk management objectives and treasury policies;
  • arrange and give notice of meetings of directors and shareholders;
  • advise an organisation's governing boards on matters concerning compliance with stock exchange listing rules, relevant legislation and corporation practice

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics

The positions of auditors, company secretaries and corporate treasurers are involved in many aspects of an organisation's financial administration.

Among other tasks, auditors:

  • collect, analyse and interpret information on the financial status, cost structures and trading effectiveness of organisations;
  • devise, re-organise and establish budgetary cost control and other accounting systems such as computer-based systems;
  • conduct audits and investigations and prepare financial statements and reports for management, shareholders, and statutory and other bodies;
  • control treasury and treasury systems and establish and review risk management objectives and treasury policies;
  • arrange and give notice of meetings of directors and shareholders;
  • advise an organisation's governing boards on matters concerning compliance with stock exchange listing rules, relevant legislation and corporation practice

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Auditor

Course work courses to pursue this career
Postgraduate study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.

Professional requirements

Graduates may qualify for entry to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), CPA Australia and Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Eligibility for membership varies and may require work experience and/or further study.

Relevant postgraduate courses include: