Assistant auditors are mainly responsible for assisting auditors in their day-to-day work, conducting administrative work for their office, and performing basic office work such as responding to phone calls and emails. They assist auditors with day-to-day responsibilities such as inspecting and evaluating financial information for any errors, filing claims, and understanding and manipulating data to find discrepancies. They are also in charge of analyzing and correcting issues when auditing, maintaining tight deadlines and keeping in accordance with the audit cycle, assisting with client reporting, and examining the company's financial information to see if they met goals.
Assistant auditors typically work full time in an office setting; sometimes, they may be required to move around the office in addition to working on a computer. An assistant auditor works primarily with the auditors, but may interact with clients and other people in the company.
To be considered as an assistant auditor, an individual must have an associate's or bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as business or finance. Basic proficiency with computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite is necessary for this job. Some skills that are expected of assistant auditors include the ability to meet tight deadlines, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team setting. Experience in accounting and/or a similar field may be required or preferred.
Assistant Auditor Tasks
- Evaluate internal controls and suggest process improvements.
- Analyze data to identify fraud, poor compliance, regulations concerns, and deficiencies in controls.
- Assist staff and auditors in documentation of audits, policies and procedures.
- Write written recommendations about audits and policies.