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

External Auditor – Remote • CMG Financial

External Auditor – Remote Jobs in San Ramon, CA at CMG Financial

Title: External Auditor – Remote...

Company: CMG Financial

Location: San Ramon, CA


The External Auditor reports to the External Audit Manager within the Risk Management Department. The External Auditor is responsible for assisting with fulfillment of all corporate external affairs and information requests. ...

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External Auditor • Gables Search Group

As a Lead Corporate Auditor within the Global Audit Department, you will have the opportunity to gain exposure to many of our operating business units, interact with leaders of the organization and positively impact change associated with the business’ existing initiatives and processes. You will be charged with properly managing risk associated to various projects as our team explores... impro...

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External Auditor (FISMA , SOX) • The Evolvers Group

REQUIREMENTS:The candidate shall possess the knowledge and skills set forth in the Technical Services BOA, Section Intermediate Level Auditor Consultant. In addition, the candidate shall have demonstrated experience in the following:• Experience with cloud applications such as Workday or Coupa desirable...• Simultaneously works on several complex assignments requiring analysis of int...

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Senior External Auditor • Goodwin Recruiting

Job Description

Are you a Senior External Auditor who enjoys being responsible for coordinating and conducting the fieldwork on audit assignments and for planning, directing, and completing the audit assignment? You might be a great addition to this team...

Senior External Auditor Responsibilities• Preparing accurate and complete work paper documentation• Staff supervision on pre-audit plan...

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