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 comprehension of internal auditing standards, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley, The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) framework and risk-assessment practices.
An undergraduate degree, typically in accounting or finance, is required. Professional certifications such as certified internal auditor (CIA) or certified public accountant (CPA) 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