Auditor

Became an Auditor!

Is being an auditor in your career path?

Do you think you are responsible enough to be an auditor? An auditor is a responsible and on time person who prepares financial records and makes sure all taxes are paid on time. Do you think you can handle it?

What They Do

As an auditor, your job will be to make sure a company is running efficiently. You will also be in charge of paying the company's taxes and making sure the financial records are accurate. Auditors have to make sure financial records comply with all the laws and regulations. You will also have the opportunity to share your ideas on how to reduce costs and improve profits.

Work Environment

Your work environment as auditor can be either a work office or your home! Although the work is fast and sometimes stressful, you have the opportunity to either work alone or work with other auditors and help each other out. An auditing job is a full time job with longer hours at certain times of the year, like tax season.

How to Become One

Most employers require atleast a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field. There are the few employers who prefer to hire someone with a master's degree. After you have gotten your degree, you will need to get your CPA, or Certified Public Accountant. To get your CPA you will need to take a national exam and meet other state requirements but luckily most employers will cover all costs associated with the CPA exam.

Pay

In May 2012, the median annual wage for an auditor was $63,550. The lowest an auditor made was $39,930 and 10% earned more than $111,510. An auditor can be paid about $30,55 an hour. All the extra hours put in during tax season, will pay off!

Job Outlook

An auditor's job will increase 13% from 2012 to 2022. Job's will keep growing as long as the economy keeps growing. An auditor with their CPA or Certified Public Accountant license has the best prospect. If you get your master's degree you will also have a better chance at finding employment. As our economy grows, so will an auditor's opportunity to employment.

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Accountants and Auditors, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (visited August 08, 2015).