What does a Head Auditor do?

Auditors are responsible for tracking the cash flow and accounts of companies to ensure that they are being recorded and processed correctly, that assets are protected through appropriate control measures, and that financial records meet legal standards. Auditors can work in both the public and private sector as an internal audtor, an external auditor, or an independent auditor.

Most auditors have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Additionally, many auditors also have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential, which is obtained by passing a national exam and a completing a minimum number of college coursework hours. Auditors need to have a keen eye for detail, a strong ability to work under pressure, and a knack for problem solving.

  • Develop audit objectives, plans, and scope by reviewing available information and conducting research
  • Help design, implement, and maintain internal audit procedures and risk assessment processes
  • Prepare audit findings, write audit reports, and develop recommendations
  • Ensure complaince with all applicable plans, policies, and standards
  • Stay current on industry trends, and best accounting and audit practices
  • Ensure accuracy of financial information
  • Follow up on audit recommendations
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. CPA preferred.
  • 3-6 years experience in financial accounting, auditing, or a combination thereof, preferably in public accounting
  • Strong understanding of accounting, banking laws, regulations, and internal controls
  • Sound understanding of audit theories, principles, and practices
  • Familiarity with general accounting practices and techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills, and time management skills
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortability working in a collaborative environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Work/Life Balance
2.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Head Auditor Salaries

Average Base Pay

£81,794 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £82K
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Audit Staff
21 May 2021

“Everyone who works here is highly ambitious and motivated to further their career and expertise.”

Frazer, LLPFrazer, LLP
Audit Associate
1 Jun 2021

“Since I left I’ve been hired at another firm and everyone is so nice and respectful.”

SGV & Co.SGV & Co.
Audit Associate
25 Feb 2021

“I worked as an Audit Associate in the Asia Pacific Talent Hub in SGV and i find my colleagues really friendly and cool.”

Audit Intern
27 Oct 2021

“The work life balance was not ideal and an intern was expected 70 hour weeks.”

Audit Senior
24 Aug 2020

“Deloitte is a great place to start your career and build your skills and knowledge.”

Mercer & HoleMercer & Hole
Audit Trainee
11 Dec 2020

“The growth opportunities are endless and I am looking forward to progress further in my career with them.”

Gryphon Financial GroupGryphon Financial Group
Audit Manager
27 Apr 2021

“level position while finishing my Bachelor’s degree and have been given many opportunities to grow.”

Marsh McLennanMarsh McLennan
Internal Audit Manager
12 Mar 2020

“Requires some travel which I was not comfortable with given personal obligations that require me to stay close to home”

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