What's it like to be an Audit Manager?
An Audit Manager oversees the execution of operation and financial audits of an organization. They manage a team of auditors to ensure that policies are implemented according to regulations set by the organization and the government. An Audit Manager may also identify business risks and provide recommendations based on their data-driven analyses and financial reports. They must have extensive expertise in auditing, as well as strong managerial and communication skills.
Tasks and duties
- Planning and executing internal and external audits for their company or clients.
- Leading a team of auditors through the auditing processes.
- Conducting prioritization and delegation of tasks to their auditors.
- Providing feedback and guiding the professional development of their auditors.
- Ensuring that the company meets auditing policies.
- Creating and documenting evaluations.
- Identifying risks and providing recommendations in reports.
- Presenting data-driven solutions to senior management.
Audit Managers usually have an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or business. Certifications in auditing and accounting may also be required. Some avenues include becoming a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or other certifications.
Graduate with an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or business.
Apply for an entry-level position such as Junior Auditor or Audit Associate.
Gain at least 5 years of work experience in auditing and accounting.
Acquire the necessary certifications for internal or external auditors. Relevant certifications include Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and other relevant certifications.
Consider getting an MBA in accounting or auditing to increase your expertise and knowledge.