Auditors are independent specialists who review the accounts of companies and organisations to ensure the validity and legality of their financial records.
They essentially carry out a financial health check on the client company. They can also act in an advisory role to recommend possible risk aversion measures and cost savings that could be made.
Auditors work in accounting departments and with independent chartered and certified firms, examining the money going in and out of organisations and making sure it is recorded and processed correctly.
Auditors work typical office hours from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. They may need to work extra hours or during the weekend to meet deadlines, particularly during tax audits.
Auditors sometimes travel to meet clients and visit factory or warehouse locations in order to make stock and equipment checks.