What types of auditing jobs are there?
Auditing is a career which can open up possibilities in almost every industry! From food to training, construction and government – just about any industry requires people who are experienced in these practices.
A lot of Auditors will have experience in the industries they wish to audit before moving specifically into an auditing role but you don’t have too! Auditing organisations against certain standards is a skill that can be learnt and depending on what type of Auditor you are, you may have access to industry experts to help you in determining compliance.
So, what types of auditing jobs are there?
On a review of the current vacancies on Seek.com, in Brisbane alone there are 516 vacancies that relate to some kind of auditing. That is good news if you are an auditing graduate looking for a role!
Auditing roles are generally either internal or external. Internal auditing refers to the practice of auditing the organisation you work for – usually in preparation for an external audit. Internal Auditors are usually employees.
External Auditors on the other hand usually work for regulatory bodies whose job is to monitor the practices of the businesses that operate within their industries.
An example of a regulatory body that would send Auditors into businesses is the Australian Skills Quality Authority or ASQA. ASQA is the regulatory body that monitors vocational education and training practices in Australia.
Areas of auditing that are quite common include:
- Cyber security
- Forensic and;
- Change management.
On reviewing the job roles there are even opportunities for your auditing role to be done predominantly from home which is a bonus for those who have to juggle work and family life too!
According to Job Outlook, the average weekly pay of someone in an auditing role is $1916 with a forecast of strong future growth in the sector. Interestingly, those who work in auditing currently are 48% female showing that the industry is quite gender diverse too!
A role in auditing will mean that you will undertake lots of investigative and analysis work so you must like to solve problems and uncover patterns. Some of the other generalised skills that Auditors should have can include:
- Understanding of risk management and frameworks
- Excellent knowledge of the standards against which they are auditing
- High level of attention to detail and critical thinking
- Proven time management and organisational skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Customer service skills focusing on delivering excellent service to both internal and external clients
- Willingness to travel – because it is likely as an Auditor you will need to travel to organisations physical facilities
- Intermediate computer software skills, including Excel
Now, to get started in auditing! Why not start with a Diploma of Quality Auditing? The qualification has four core units which outline how to participate, lead, initiate and report on a quality audit which are the foundations of any auditing role.
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