What does an Audit Staff do?

Auditors are responsible for tracking the cash flow and accounts of companies to ensure that they are being recorded and processed correctly, that assets are protected through appropriate control measures, and that financial records meet legal standards. Auditors can work in both the public and private sector as an internal audtor, an external auditor, or an independent auditor.

Most auditors have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Additionally, many auditors also have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential, which is obtained by passing a national exam and a completing a minimum number of college coursework hours. Auditors need to have a keen eye for detail, a strong ability to work under pressure, and a knack for problem solving.

What responsibilities are common for Audit Staff jobs?
  • Develop audit objectives, plans, and scope by reviewing available information and conducting research
  • Help design, implement, and maintain internal audit procedures and risk assessment processes
  • Prepare audit findings, write audit reports, and develop recommendations
  • Ensure complaince with all applicable plans, policies, and standards
  • Stay current on industry trends, and best accounting and audit practices
  • Ensure accuracy of financial information
  • Follow up on audit recommendations
What are the typical qualifications for Audit Staff jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. CPA preferred.
  • 3-6 years experience in financial accounting, auditing, or a combination thereof, preferably in public accounting
  • Strong understanding of accounting, banking laws, regulations, and internal controls
  • Sound understanding of audit theories, principles, and practices
  • Familiarity with general accounting practices and techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills, and time management skills
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortability working in a collaborative environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.0 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does an Audit Staff make?

Confident
$91,348 /yr
Total Pay
$52,178
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$39,171
 /yr

Additional Pay

$91,348

 / yr
$43K$466K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Audit Staff Career Path

Learn how to become an Audit Staff, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L4
Staff Auditor
$93,871/yr
L5
L4

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
35%
2 - 4
42%
5 - 7
0%
8+
23%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Audit Staff Insights

Read what Audit Staff professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
ADKF, PC.ADKF, PC.
Audit Staff
May 21, 2021

“Everyone who works here is highly ambitious and motivated to further their career and expertise.”

Frazer, LLPFrazer, LLP
Audit Associate
Jun 1, 2021

“Since I left I’ve been hired at another firm and everyone is so nice and respectful.”

Figliozzi & CompanyFigliozzi & Company
Staff Auditor
Jan 31, 2022

“No matter what you do for this partner it is never good enough and never will be.”

KPMGKPMG
Senior Audit Associate
Jun 7, 2021

“Looks good on CV / with recruiters / experience is good but varied depending on which team you work with.”

Brown Smith WallaceBrown Smith Wallace
Audit Associate
Nov 3, 2020

“The expertise within the firm is strong and I have enjoyed working with everyone at the firm.”

SGV & Co.SGV & Co.
Audit Associate
Feb 25, 2021

“I worked as an Audit Associate in the Asia Pacific Talent Hub in SGV and i find my colleagues really friendly and cool.”

PwCPwC
Senior Auditor
Oct 8, 2021

“Good place to start a career with attractive salary (in regions) and ability to get good experience.”

DeloitteDeloitte
Audit Intern
Oct 27, 2021

“The work life balance was not ideal and an intern was expected 70 hour weeks.”

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Audit Staff Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of auditors

An auditor reviews financial records for an organization to ensure their accuracy and the company's compliance with tax laws. The typical day of an auditor includes looking for errors in record-keeping and accounting methods and making recommendations to improve operational efficiencies and protect businesses from fraud. Auditors aim to reduce their clients' financial risk of penalties.

Auditing is a stable career option that offers opportunities for growth and advancement. Consulting auditors can set their own work hours and charge higher rates for their expertise. One of the best parts of being an auditor is a supportive and positive work atmosphere. Additionally, auditors can typically achieve a good work-life balance.

Working as an auditor can be challenging because it involves looking for and pointing out errors to high-level professionals. One of the biggest challenges of being an auditor is interacting with people who don't know they're making financial mistakes or are unhappy with the auditor pointing out their errors.

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