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Become A Corporate Auditor

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Working As A Corporate Auditor

  • 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

  • $82,670

    Average Salary

What Does A Corporate Auditor Do At Aaron's Inc.

* Lead discussions and consult with audit leaders to assist in the development and ongoing maintenance of the annual risk assessment and related annual risk-based Audit Plan
* Coordinate and manage audit team resources to achieve effective and efficient utilization
* Establish and maintain strong working relationships with key business partners
* Direct tests of design and operating effectiveness of key internal controls over financial reporting to support management’s SOX assessment; includes the detail review of all walkthroughs and control testing, evaluation of control deficiencies and coordination with the Company’s external auditor
* Manage assurance or consulting engagements from planning through execution and reporting; may serve as individual contributor or Auditor in Charge (AIC) for engagements with high complexity or audit risk
* Participate in the scoping, risk assessment and planning of audit engagements
* Collaborate with IT auditors to develop an integrated audit approach, as appropriate
* Execute, lead and maintain accountability for the delivery of high quality audit deliverables in accordance with established budgets and timelines; ensure audit deliverable is accurate, complete and supports audit engagement objectives by addressing key risks and controls
* Evaluate audit results and ensure the quality of audit activities is met in adherence to the professional standards of internal auditors and departmental standards
* Support continuous improvement activities related to overall internal audit approaches, tools and methodologies, including the use of data analysis tools and techniques to evaluate risk and execute substantive analytical procedures
* Provide business partners timely engagement status communications and proactively escalate audit issues for timely resolution
* Evaluate root cause factors for audit testing exceptions and recommend solutions to mitigate risk and strengthen processes and controls; provide meaningful insights that demonstrate an understanding of our business
* Draft formal written reports and present audit results to management, including recommendations
* Prepare quarterly Audit Committee communications, including timely follow-up with management on open audit recommendations
* Develop and coach staff and senior auditors by identifying and communicating meaningful feedback throughout the audit process

What Does A Corporate Auditor Do At Builders Firstsource/Probuild

* Ensures required information is gathered, validated, and appropriately stored in compliance with IRS regulations and BFS policy.
* Daily support for incoming emails for BFS Card Support Program.
* As needed, provides support of incoming calls and voicemails for BFS Card Support Program.
* Provides emergency support after normal business hours for urgent escalations pertaining to the BFS Card Support Program.
* Responsible for ensuring that all monthly audit checklist items have been timely and accurately completed.
* Responsible for follow up investigative research for any special one off audit requests that come up from key members of the organization.
* Analyzes transactional data from the Corporate Card Program system/tools to measure spending trends against company compliance and policy.
* Provides feedback and suggestions for ongoing checklist effectiveness.
* As needed, communicates policy and expectations to company employees.
* Prepares draft of quarterly Card Program Summary to be reviewed by manager.
* Ensures that acceptable production and quality standards are maintained in line with department’s service level agreement.
* Other duties as assigned by management.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
* Demonstrated working knowledge of Accounts Payable and common processes and terminology
* Ability to compose effective and efficient accounting reports
* Strong customer service skills
* Good interpersonal skills
* Knowledge of business mathematics

What Does A Corporate Auditor Do At Kforce

Assist with audit planning and preparation by documenting and evaluating audit objectives, and preparing and/or adapting audit programs

What Does A Corporate Auditor Do At 1St. Source Bank

duties as assigned

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How To Become A Corporate 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).  


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.


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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Corporate Auditor Career Paths

Corporate Auditor
Senior Auditor Senior Accountant Finance Analyst
Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Controller Chief Finance Officer
Chief Finance And Operating Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Accountant-Contractor Senior Accountant
Corporate Accounting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Internal Auditor Controller
Corporate Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Manager Controller
Director Of Accounting & Finance
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Internal Auditor Senior Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Division Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Internal Audit Manager Assistant Controller
Divisional Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Controller
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager President Finance Advisor
Finance Vice President
9 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager Sales Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Controller General Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Accounting Manager Senior Manager Internal Auditor
Internal Audit Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Internal Auditor Accountant Senior Finance Analyst
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Finance Manager General Manager Account Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Auditor Accounting Manager
Plant Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Finance Manager Controller
Regional Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Internal Auditor Accounting Manager
Senior Accounting Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Internal Audit Manager Division Controller Controller
Senior Director Of Finance
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Finance Manager
Senior Finance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Finance Analyst Assistant Vice President
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Italian

  • Carrier

  • Mandarin

  • Swedish

  • Hungarian

  • Vietnamese

  • Japanese

  • Malay

  • Greek

  • Slovak

  • Korean

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Real Corporate Auditor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Director, Corporate Audit Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2014 $138,869
Auditor, Corporate (Management Accounting) Fresh Start Bakeries, Inc. Brea, CA Jan 01, 2011 $120,000
Auditor, Corporate (Management Accounting) IAWS U.S. Holdings, Co. & Subsidiaries CA Nov 15, 2010 $120,000
Auditor, Corporate (Management Accounting) IAWS U.S. Holdings, Co. & Subsidiaries CA Dec 01, 2010 $120,000
Auditor, Corporate (Management Accounting) La Brea Bakery Holdings, Inc. CA Nov 01, 2010 $120,000
Associate, Corporate Audit-Data Analytics Specialist Blackrock Investment Management LLC New York, NY Aug 03, 2016 $92,000
Audit Senior-Corporate State Street Bank and Trust Company Boston, MA Aug 30, 2010 $89,500 -
Auditor (Corporate Finance) Warwick Hotel Dbawarwick Denver Hotel Denver, CO Jan 28, 2016 $89,336
Supervisor Corporate Audit Baker Hughes Incorporated Houston, TX Mar 01, 2012 $87,627
Director of Corporate Audit & Compliance Host International, Inc. Bethesda, MD Nov 16, 2010 $84,000 -
Associate-Corporate Risk Management Audit Team Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Aug 24, 2016 $80,000
Associate-Corporate Risk Management Audit Team Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Sep 03, 2015 $80,000
Corporate Auditor TYCO Healthcare Group LP Mansfield, MA Sep 13, 2012 $77,896
Corporate Auditor-IT Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Nashville, TN Sep 24, 2010 $74,400
Senior Specialist, Corporate Audit National Grid Corporate Services LLC Waltham, MA Sep 14, 2012 $72,980
Corporate Auditor Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Nashville, TN Jan 15, 2010 $69,180
Corporate Auditor Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Nashville, TN Feb 01, 2010 $69,180
Corporate Auditor A. Schulman, Inc. Akron, OH Sep 01, 2011 $66,927
Senior Corporate Auditor Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. Duluth, GA Nov 10, 2014 $61,382 -
SR. Corporate Auditor Baker Hughes Incorporated Houston, TX Sep 01, 2011 $61,000 -
Internal Corporate Auditor Aderans America Holdings, Inc. Boca Raton, FL Jan 05, 2015 $60,102

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Top Skills for A Corporate Auditor


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Top Corporate Auditor Skills

  1. Final Audit Reports
  2. Financial Audits
  3. Compliance Audits
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drafted final audit reports and presented to Audit Management and Business Center Management.
  • Performed operational and financial audits of corporate departments, and due diligence on potential acquisitions
  • Performed financial, operational, and compliance audits adhering to Internal Audit Manuals and comply with the Internal Audit Charter.
  • Developed and implemented fraud related audit procedures to enhance the financial and operational audits.
  • Examine and evaluate the effectiveness of the organizations internal controls.

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