An audit clerk generally keeps a company’s finances in check. This involves looking over transactions from various departments to make sure that financial reporting and other transactions are being done correctly. This involves performing accounting duties, such as counting, auditing, and balancing revenues and expenses within various departments.
An audit clerk should make sure that employees are adhering to company policies and to local, state, and federal regulations. If mistakes are found, the audit clerk should report this to the corresponding department, as well as to upper management if it is suspected that the mistakes were intentional. An audit clerk must usually be familiar with Microsoft Office. Sometimes, familiarity with other, more specialized accounting software may be necessary. An audit clerk may have to enter certain transactions into databases or look over databases provided by the various departments being audited. Good typing and ten-key skills are needed in order to do this job easily. Usually, an audit clerk works in an office environment with regular daytime hours. Much of the work of an audit clerk is done independently, so it is important to be able to adhere to deadlines and to be self-motivated. However, teamwork skills are also important in order to perform collaboration.
Some jobs as an audit clerk only require a high school diploma and will provide on the job training, though familiarity with general account-keeping procedures will come in handy. Many other positions require a minimum of an associate’s degree in accounting or bookkeeping.
Audit Clerk Tasks
Generate documentation related to audits.
Pass accounting issues along to senior management for resolution.
Gather and audit financial data to insure accuracy.