Chief Internal Auditor Salary

The average pay for a Chief Internal Auditor is $95,414 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$56,044 - $179,372
MEDIAN: $95,414

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Chief Internal Auditor

One of the factors necessary for a company or organization to succeed is strong financial policies and procedures. Errors in accounting, for example, may lead to serious financial and legal consequences. The chief internal auditor is employed by an organization to analyze its operations and finances, ensuring there are no discrepancies, identifying issues that exist, and addressing those problems. They often work with accounting departments and other financial officers. The chief internal auditor is usually a high-level employee, often among the chief executives; however, they have a role distinct from others on that level and remain independent of most decision-making processes. The chief internal auditor may offer advice or counseling to upper management, but they generally not take an active role in implementing any changes.


Chief Internal Auditor Tasks

  • Oversee staff coordinating and implementing internal audits according to company procedures.
  • Enforce compliance with company policies for risk assessment and financial controls.
  • Develop strategies and procedures for carrying out internal audits.
  • Report audit results to senior management.

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What is it like working as a Chief Internal Auditor?

Chief Internal Auditor in Weatherford:
"Unrecognized and Monetarily Unrewarded Work (Underpaid)"
Pros: Making connections between the elements that constitute a quality management system. The occasional professional training I receive to support my knowledge of the requirements.
Cons: The lack of knowledge and willful ignorance of managers unwilling to learn and understand the quality management system and the necessity of training.

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Experience Affects Chief Internal Auditor Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 3%