What does an Internal Auditor do?

As an Internal Auditor you will provide systematic and disciplined approach to effectiveness of risk management control and governance processes. You will possess a thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and a sound judgement. You will be accountable for the examination and evaluation of organization processes, reporting findings back to management regarding possible improvements and corrections.

An ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in accounting with a Certified Internal Auditor certification and proven experience as an Internal Auditor. You will have excellent report writing skills along with analysis and data reporting skills and a high level of interpersonal skills. You must have excellent MS Office proficiency especially in databases and a willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.

What responsibilities are common for Internal Auditor jobs?
  • Develop internal audit scope and audit plans
  • Acquire, analyze and evaluate accounting documentation
  • Prepare and present reports that reflect audit results and document process
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement
  • Identify loopholes and share risk aversion methods and cost savings
  • Maintain open communication with management and audit committee
  • Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum
  • Conduct follow up audits
What are the typical qualifications for Internal Auditor jobs?
  • MBA in accounting, preferred
  • Certified Internal Auditor, preferred
  • Work with little supervision
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent analysis and data reporting skills
  • High level interpersonal skills
  • Proven work experience as an auditor
  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office and databases
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Internal Auditor Salaries

Average Base Pay

$75,912 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$52K
Median: $76K
$111K
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Internal Auditor Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
21%
2 - 4
57%
5 - 7
13%
8+
9%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Read what Internal Auditor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Poh Kong HoldingsPoh Kong Holdings
Internal Auditor
May 30, 2022

“No promotion opportunity unless your English is good and with ACCA or another higher certificate level.”

Bank Of HopeBank Of Hope
Internal Auditor
May 4, 2021

“Normal benefits with reasonable "low" deductibles 100% employer paid when I worked here.”

PNC Financial Services GroupPNC Financial Services Group
Internal Audit Senior
May 25, 2022

“life balance is night and day from my prior job and the company cares that you have enough time to enjoy your personal life.”

Liberty UtilitiesLiberty Utilities
Internal Audit Associate
Sept 28, 2021

“Career development is encouraged and supported”

SanofiSanofi
Senior Internal Audit and Risk Assurance Lead
Oct 22, 2020

“Great opportunities outside of the audit opened up to the former auditors as we have being seen as a talent pool.”

Bloomberry Resorts
Internal Auditor
Jul 13, 2021

“People are nice and friendly.”

JabilJabil
Senior Internal Auditor
Jun 20, 2022

“Great people and fun to work for Jabil.”

IsbankIsbank
Senior Internal Auditor
Jan 5, 2022

“Very predictable and stable career.”

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