Candidates for this position should have strong analytical, organizational and communication skills, in addition to proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge of accounting, finance and internal control areas is required, as is the comprehension of internal auditing standards, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), accounting standards for private enterprises (ASPE), Sarbanes-Oxley, and risk-assessment practices.
An undergraduate degree, typically in accounting or finance, is required. Professional designations such as the certified internal auditor (CIA), the certified information systems auditor (CISA) and/or the chartered professional accountant (CPA) designation also are required for many roles.
Typical Duties of an Internal Auditor:
- Performing individual internal audit projects
- Performing internal audit procedures and preparing internal audit reports
- Applying knowledge of internal control concepts and experience with planning, performing, managing and reporting on the evaluation of various business processes, areas and functions
- Performing follow-up on the status of outstanding internal audit issues