A staff auditor is responsible for assessing risk and evaluating different financial control standards for businesses. They focus on control analysis and ensuring audit standards are upheld across the company. A staff auditor undertakes audits across all areas of the company to ensure key financial standards are being met. Most of the time, a staff auditor works with a team to administer cost analyses and risk control across various departments, including operations, financials, and sales departments. These professionals are responsible for analyzing and interpreting financial data, as well as reporting to senior members of management.
Staff auditors typically work indoors during regular business hours. Their employers are generally large company that need to ensure that quality-related financial standards are being upheld. These auditors report directly to the head of the internal audit department in most instances.
A staff auditor generally must have at least a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. Prior experience in a finance-related field is often required or preferred. Computer and database management skills are essential, and (as control audits are often lengthy processes) a staff auditor must be able to effectively multitask. Staff auditors must be able to effectively communicate their findings to help interpret future success or failure.
Staff Auditor Tasks
Conduct meetings with upper management and determine required resources.
Identify risk management strategies.
Perform individual audits and prepare reports of audit results.