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How to become an Auditor

Started by Job Hunter, October 17, 2019, 11:33:11 am

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Auditor: Internal and external auditors check organisations' financial records and procedures to make sure they are accurate and efficient.

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly
  • training with a professional body


You could do an accountancy degree at university, then complete further training to become an auditor.

Entry requirements for Auditor

You'll usually need:

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths
3 A levels or equivalent

Auditor Apprenticeships

You may be able to complete an apprenticeship to qualify as an internal auditor, while working with a company. Training includes:

  • a higher apprenticeship as an internal audit practitioner
  • a level 7 apprenticeship as an internal audit professional

Skills required to become an Auditor

  • knowledge of economics and accounting
  • maths knowledge
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • analytical thinking skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • business management skills
  • customer service skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

What does an Auditor do?

  • examining company accounts
  • identifying any problems or risks to the business
  • assessing the company's financial reporting systems
  • making recommendations for improvements

Auditor Average salary 

(a year)

£25,000 - Starter
£80,000 - Experienced

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