Role: Internal auditor

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How do you optimise an organisation? As an internal auditor that's what you'll be finding out

What is an internal auditor?

Internal auditor is a challenging role that contributes directly to the optimisation of organisations. Using careful and intuitive analysis of management and financial information, you will be responsible for identifying how to maximise effectiveness and minimise risk.

Although focused on finance, internal auditors can be involved in all aspects of an organisation, from IT contracts to environmental policies. Your day to day tasks could include attending meetings, investigating processes, researching risk, and using a range of software tools to record and present results to stakeholders.

Furthermore, excellent progression opportunities make this a good role for those interested in rising to senior levels of an organisation.

How do I achieve it?

Recruiters tend to look for internal audit candidates that have previously worked in public practice, particularly within external audit. Furthermore, those recruiting for internal audit positions will expect strong relationship-building and communications skills.

The following ACCA Options exams at Professional level are also extremely relevant to this role:

  • Advanced Performance Management (P5)
  • Advanced Audit and Assurance (P7)

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