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Auditor

What is it like?

Auditors review accounting systems, procedures and financial statements and are responsible for determining whether the financial reports present a true and fair view of the business transaction.

As an auditor you would have the opportunity to work in a number of different settings including private businesses, government organisations and independent chartered and certified firms.

For more information about a career as an Auditor, visit the Job Outlook website.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows median weekly cash earnings for the occupation, before tax and not including superannuation. These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report.

Is it right for me?

Successful auditors are able to concentrate for long periods of time and have exceptional attention to detail. Other important attributes of an auditor include:

  • ability to produce detailed and accurate work
  • aptitude for using computers
  • excellent time management skills
  • excellent problem solving skills

Professional Accreditation

Accounting major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams.

The Accounting major is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International Accountants

Successful completion of the Accounting major can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams.

Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

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