Auditor Job Openings - 31 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,898

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    Senior Auditor
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,898

    Senior Auditor
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,898

    NEW
    Provider Auditor or Provider Auditor Sr. - Remote (PS1577)
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $82,670

    Inpatient and Outpatient Coding Compliance Auditor
    Mommy Jobs On Line

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

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    Technology Auditor
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $85,000

    Technology Auditor
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,565

    NEW
    Clinical Provider Auditor I or II - Remote - PS1555
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    CND Auditor
    Engility

    Vienna, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,589

    Premium Auditor
    Afirm

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,589

    DRG AUDITOR- REMOTE
    CTG

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    DRG AUDITOR- REMOTE
    CTG

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    DRG Validation Auditor (Remote)
    CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Auditor
    Organization of The Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,589

    Auditor
    Office of Personnel Management

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,589

    Auditor
    Anglin Consulting Group

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

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    Auditor
    Office of Inspector General

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Auditor
    Organization of The Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    MED REC INPT CODING AUDITOR
    Inova Health Systems

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Auditor
    Office of The Director of National Intelligence

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,589

    Auditor
    Grant Thornton LLP

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,800

    NEW
    Auditor at Biotechnology Company in Rockville, Maryland, United States $63K-$74K
    Green Key Resources

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,589

    Auditor
    Office of Personnel Management

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Auditor
    Office of Inspector General

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Premium Auditor
    Afirm

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,800

    NEW
    CND Auditor
    Engility

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,589

    NEW
    Auditor
    Office of Personnel Management

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,589

    PARCS Integrity Auditor - (NC11392)
    Colonial Parking, Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    ISO 20000 Auditor
    Skyepoint Decisions, Inc.

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    SUPERVISORY AUDITOR
    Office of Inspector General

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Auditor (Req. 102517. 01-O1)
    Sehlke Consulting, LLC

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    SUPERVISORY AUDITOR
    Office of Inspector General

    Alexandria, VA

Auditor Jobs

average

$62,000

  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Deal with People
  • Mostly Sitting

What does an Auditor do

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently. 

Duties

Accountants and auditors typically do the following:

  • Examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulations
  • Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures
  • Organize and maintain financial records
  • Assess financial operations and make best-practices recommendations to management
  • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits

In addition to examining and preparing financial documentation, accountants and auditors must explain their findings. This includes preparing written reports and meeting face-to-face with organization managers and individual clients.

Many accountants and auditors specialize, depending on the particular organization that they work for. Some work for organizations that specialize in assurance services (improving the quality or context of information for decisionmakers) or risk management (determining the probability of a misstatement on financial documentation). Other organizations specialize in specific industries, such as healthcare.

Some workers with a background in accounting and auditing teach in colleges and universities. For more information, see the profile on postsecondary teachers.

The following are examples of types of accountants and auditors:

Public accountants perform a broad range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting tasks. Their clients include corporations, governments, and individuals.

Public accountants work with financial documents that clients are required by law to disclose. These include tax forms and balance sheet statements that corporations must provide potential investors. For example, some public accountants concentrate on tax matters, advising corporations about the tax advantages of certain business decisions or preparing individual income tax returns.

Public accountants, many of whom are Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), generally have their own businesses or work for public accounting firms. Publicly traded companies are required to have CPAs sign documents they submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including annual and quarterly reports.

Some public accountants specialize in forensic accounting, investigating financial crimes such as securities fraud and embezzlement, bankruptcies and contract disputes, and other complex and possibly criminal financial transactions. Forensic accountants combine their knowledge of accounting and finance with law and investigative techniques to determine if an activity is illegal. Many forensic accountants work closely with law enforcement personnel and lawyers during investigations and often appear as expert witnesses during trials.

Management accountants, also called cost, managerial, industrial, corporate, or private accountants, record and analyze the financial information of the organizations for which they work. The information that management accountants prepare is intended for internal use by business managers, not by the general public.

Management accountants often work on budgeting and performance evaluation. They also may help organizations plan the cost of doing business. Some may work with financial managers on asset management, which involves planning and selecting financial investments such as stocks, bonds, and real estate.

Government accountants maintain and examine the records of government agencies and audit private businesses and individuals whose activities are subject to government regulations or taxation. Accountants employed by federal, state, and local governments ensure that revenues are received and spent in accordance with laws and regulations.

Internal auditors check for mismanagement of an organization’s funds. They identify ways to improve the processes for finding and eliminating waste and fraud. The practice of internal auditing is not regulated, but The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) provides generally accepted standards.

External auditors perform similar duties as internal auditors, but are employed by an outside organization, rather than the one they are auditing. They review clients’ financial statements and inform investors and authorities that the statements have been correctly prepared and reported.

Information technology auditors are internal auditors who review controls for their organization’s computer systems, to ensure that the financial data comes from a reliable source.

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how to become an Auditor

Most accountants and auditors need at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Certification within a specific field of accounting improves job prospects. For example, many accountants become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).  

Education

Most accountant and auditor positions require at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field. Some employers prefer to hire applicants who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

A few universities and colleges offer specialized programs, such as a bachelor’s degree in internal auditing. In some cases, those with associate’s degrees, as well as bookkeepers and accounting clerks who meet the education and experience requirements set by their employers, get junior accounting positions and advance to accountant positions by showing their accounting skills on the job.

Many colleges help students gain practical experience through summer or part-time internships with public accounting or business firms.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Every accountant filing a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by law to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Many other accountants choose to become a CPA to enhance their job prospects or to gain clients. Many employers will often pay the costs associated with the CPA exam.

CPAs are licensed by their state’s Board of Accountancy. Becoming a CPA requires passing a national exam and meeting other state requirements. Almost all states require CPA candidates to complete 150 semester hours of college coursework to be certified, which is 30 hours more than the usual 4-year bachelor’s degree. Many schools offer a 5-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree to meet the 150-hour requirement, but a master’s degree is not required.

A few states allow a number of years of public accounting experience to substitute for a college degree.

All states use the four-part Uniform CPA Examination from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Candidates do not have to pass all four parts at once, but most states require that they pass all four parts within 18 months of passing their first part.

Almost all states require CPAs to take continuing education to keep their license.

Certification provides an advantage in the job market because it shows professional competence in a specialized field of accounting and auditing. Accountants and auditors seek certifications from a variety of professional societies. Some of the most common certifications are listed below:

The Institute of Management Accountants offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) to applicants who complete a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have worked at least 2 years in management accounting, pass a two-part exam, agree to meet continuing education requirements, and comply with standards of professional conduct. The exam covers areas such as financial statement analysis, working-capital policy, capital structure, valuation issues, and risk management. 

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) offers the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to graduates from accredited colleges and universities who have worked for 2 years as internal auditors and have passed a four-part exam. The IIA also offers the Certified in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) to those who pass the exams and meet educational and experience requirements.

ISACA offers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) to candidates who pass an exam and have 5 years of experience auditing information systems. Information systems experience, financial or operational auditing experience, or related college credit hours can be substituted for up to 3 years of experience in information systems auditing, control, or security.

For accountants with a CPA, the AICPA offers the option to receive any or all of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), or Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) certifications. The ABV requires a written exam, completion of at least six business valuation projects, and 75 hours of continuing education. The CITP requires 1,000 hours of business technology experience and 75 hours of continuing education. Candidates for the PFS also must complete a certain amount of work experience and continuing education, and pass a written exam.

Advancement

Some top executives and financial managers have a background in accounting, internal auditing, or finance.

Beginning public accountants often advance to positions with more responsibility in 1 or 2 years and to senior positions within another few years. Those who excel may become supervisors, managers, or partners; open their own public accounting firm; or transfer to executive positions in management accounting or internal auditing in private firms.

Management accountants often start as cost accountants, junior internal auditors, or trainees for other accounting positions. As they rise through the organization, they may advance to accounting manager, chief cost accountant, budget director, or manager of internal auditing. Some become controllers, treasurers, financial vice presidents, chief financial officers, or corporation presidents.

Public accountants, management accountants, and internal auditors can move from one aspect of accounting and auditing to another. Public accountants often move into management accounting or internal auditing. Management accountants may become internal auditors, and internal auditors may become management accountants. However, it is less common for management accountants or internal auditors to move into public accounting.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions. For example, public accountants use analytical skills in their work to minimize tax liability, and internal auditors use these skills to detect fraudulent use of funds.  

Communication skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to listen carefully to facts and concerns from clients, managers, and others. They must also be able to discuss the results of their work in both meetings and written reports.

Detail oriented. Accountants and auditors must pay attention to detail when compiling and examining documentation.

Math skills. Accountants and auditors must be able to analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures, although complex math skills are not necessary.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for accountants and auditors who often work with a range of financial documents for a variety of clients.

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Auditor Google Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 24, 2015 $125,000
Auditor Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 08, 2016 $125,000
Auditor 4 EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Jun 29, 2015 $123,000
Auditor 4 EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 14, 2016 $121,202
Auditor Siemens Corporation Houston, TX Jan 09, 2016 $120,298

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Top Auditor Skills

Right now, these skills will help you look good when applying for auditor jobs:
  1. Audit Reports
  2. Audit Procedures
  3. Customer Service
Here are examples of how auditors have used the most in demand skills on their resumes:
  • Reported to management about audit results and stated recommendations in audit reports.
  • Verified accuracy of financial documents, ledgers and cash statements using established audit procedures.
  • Illustrated professional customer service while expediting consumers through checkout.
  • Identified effective internal controls and provided business insights and recommendations to companies based on audit findings and analysis.
  • Review time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies.

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Top Auditor Employers

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Top 10 Auditor Employers

If you’re looking for a Auditor job, you should start with RGIS which has hired heavily for the position.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Auditor.

RGIS, Defense Contract Management Agency, Overland Solutions, United Parcel Service, PIC Group Inc., KPMG, Deloitte Consulting, Reliant Inventory LLC, Information Providers Inc., Amazon

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