The Senior Auditor will be responsible for conducting audits of the company's financial statements and internal controls. He/she will also be responsible for supervising staff auditors and providing them with guidance on audit techniques and procedures. In addition, the Senior Auditor will be required to report his/her findings to the Audit Committee and make recommendations for improvements in the company's internal controls.

Senior Auditor Job Responsibilities

  • Plan and direct all aspects of the organization's auditing function
  • Supervise a team of auditors and support staff
  • Develop and implement audit policies, procedures, and programs
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify potential areas of financial or operational risk
  • Lead audits of assigned areas, including financial, operational, and compliance audits
  • Identify control weaknesses and recommend corrective actions
  • Prepare audit reports detailing findings and recommendations
  • Work with management to develop action plans to resolve identified problems
  • Monitor implementation of corrective actions taken in response to audit findings
  • Keep abreast of new developments in auditing techniques and practices


  • To provide assurance that an organization's financial statements are free from material misstatement and accurately represent the organization's financial position
  • To identify and assess risks to the achievement of the organization's objectives
  • To design and perform audit procedures to obtain evidence to support conclusions on whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement
  • To form and express opinions on the adequacy of internal control, including risk management systems, over financial reporting
  • To communicate findings and recommendations to clients in a clear and concise manner

Senior Auditor Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of senior auditor vary depending on the specific organization. However, most senior auditors will need at least a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field. Many organizations also prefer candidates who have experience working in an accounting or auditing position. Additionally, senior auditors must have strong analytical and problemsolving skills. They must also be able to communicate effectively with both clients and coworkers.