Getting an internal auditor job.

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How did you get your start doing internal auditor work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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Linda in Washington, District of Columbia

51 months ago

I think the main job of internal auditor is catching fraud or helping management to ensure everything is compliance with the law.

Depends on your background, if you are computer/IT person... you could become IT Auditor; you would check access control and other activities on company's database management. If you are finance/accounting, you could be in position to review payrolls and process of revenue/expense cycles. if you are lawyer, you would be checking company's compliance issues.

most auditor begin work in public accounting firms; you probably need a degree in accounting to get in. if you already have a college degree, i suggest take a couple of graduate level accounting class, particularly in auditing and IT auditing... just to understand the concept and to see if you like the subject.

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