Those looking to qualify for a job as an auditor should start with a bachelors degree in accounting or a business degree with an emphasis on economics or finance. Some auditors then go on to pursue a masters degree, such as an MBA, either before looking for their first job or after already entering the workforce. An auditor must also pass the Uniform Certified Accountant (CPA) Examination. Depending on the state where you take the exam, you may need an extra year of coursework in order to meet all of the educational requirements before taking the exam.
Auditors need to be extremely proficient in basic math - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions - and have a good grasp of algebraic principles. Strong analytical and communication skills are a must for those looking to become a qualified auditor. An understanding of business is also a great asset.
Finding an internship while still in school can be a big help in jumpstarting an auditing career. Experience is everything when looking to gain the proper qualifications for advancement within an auditor career.
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