External Auditor Job Description

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External Auditor

External Auditor responsibilities

  • Inspecting financial statements to catch errors, misstatements and fraud
  • Performing audits on systems, operations and accounts
  • Reporting audit findings and recommending improvements

External Auditor Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for an External Auditor to scrutinize the financial statements of organizations and report on their financial positions. Shareholders will depend on your evaluations to make informed decisions.

To succeed in this role, you should be an exceptional communicator with an analytical mind, attention to detail and sound judgement. We want someone who’s objective and speaks their mind boldly.

Your goal will be to provide useful insight and unearth problematic situations regarding the finances and processes of organizations.


  • Plan effective auditing processes
  • Audit financial statements and assess accounts for accuracy and regulatory compliance
  • Inspect internal systems and controls
  • Assess risk management tactics
  • Perform audits of non-financial areas, like Health & Safety and IT
  • Report systematic errors or fraud indicators
  • Investigate specific issues regulatory bodies bring forward
  • Explain audit findings and recommend solutions


  • Proven experience as an External Auditor
  • Experience in data analysis and financial reporting
  • Knowledge of external auditing practices and relevant regulations (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley Act)
  • Knowledge of accounting standards (e.g. GAAP, IFRS)
  • Familiar with ERP software (e.g. JD Edwards)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound judgement and decision-making ability
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • CPA license; BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field

External Auditor Job Description Examples


We are an established CPA practice in South Florida. We are looking for an auditor with a few years of experience. We are flexible with working remotely and with a set salary or based on billing. You can work from anywhere and structure it around your lifestyle.

You must have at least a year of audit experience. CIRA experience preferred. All our auditors have been with us for over 10 years.

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Senior External Auditor • Goodwin Recruiting

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