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An effective internal auditor: key attributes


An internal auditor is someone who checks the internal control systems in an organisation – usually larger organisations. Staff typically fear the arrival of an external auditor, but at least they go away in a few weeks. The internal auditor is not only ever present, but knows a lot more about a business than any external person. Thus, in my own experience, internal auditors are perhaps less liked than external auditors. However, perhaps my experience was just a bad one. This articles from CGMA at least suggests that an internal auditor needs some decent communication and social skills to0.

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The effective internal auditor: 7 key attributes.

 

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About martinjquinn

I am an accounting academic, accountant and author based near Dublin, Ireland.

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