Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Senior Auditor in Stockton:
"Customer Service Oriented."
Be prepared to conduct thorough audits while going above and beyond to provide excellent customer service.
Senior Auditor in Dallas:
"We are all human."
As an internal auditor, you will be developing an opinion of how well people are meeting their objectives in business. If you aren't too keen on evaluating others or can't communicate opinions in a positive manner, this area will be pretty hard for you.
Also, always remember that we all put pants on the same way. Even if you are talking to a VP, or a Staff Accountant, they are human, they have value, and they do know what they are talking about. Learn from them, and then use the knowledge to get your work done. Don't jump to any conclusions.
Lastly, the hours are varied. There are feasts and famines when it comes to the hours we put in. Sometimes, when we are trying to meet a deadline, we can put in quite a few hours. Then, there are times where an audit gets pushed back and we get some hours where we are a little light on the workload. It all varies.