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Auditors: conducting audits and identifying optimisation potential

Auditors analyse corporate processes and identify optimisation potential. They survey employees, evaluate relevant data, check documents and always have an eye on the corporate guidelines and standards that need to be met. In short, they are responsible for the optimisation of structures and workflows within companies.

Which opportunities do auditors have on the labour market?

Auditors are not limited to a certain industry and can work for all companies wanting to optimise their ongoing processes. Previous professional experience in the respective specialist area or company is important for a successful start. In addition, opportunities can be improved by certifications, for example as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or by a degree in economics. 

What are the tasks and responsibilities of auditors?

Auditors act as business consultants and conduct audits. They analyse all processes within companies with regard to correctness, safety, suitability and profitability. Auditors check documents, evaluate data and conduct interviews with the employees of the respective department. Then they develop suggestions for improvement based on their findings.

Once the analysis is completed, they hold final meetings with the managers of the respective departments. They also prepare audit reports in German and English.

  • Evaluation of internal data
  • Analysis of the actual status
  • Identification of potentials for improvement
  • Communication across all management levels and specialist areas
  • Creation of audit reports

Which hard skills and soft skills should auditors have?

Auditors must possess business administration skills, in particular in the areas of controlling and accounting. In addition, an analytical and process-oriented way of thinking is essential for the daily business. A very good knowledge of German and English is important to ensure an effective communication with the specialist departments of the company.

Team spirit and a structured way of working are essential soft skills for auditors.

  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Willingness to travel
  • Assertiveness
  • Strong communication skills
  • Social competence

What is the average salary of auditors?

On average, their starting salary is about EUR 36,800 per year; senior auditors may earn up to EUR 52,800. Salaries for auditors are highest in Hesse, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. With several years of professional experience, managerial responsibility and tasks at international level, auditors can earn up to EUR 84,000 per year there.