Profession auditing clerk

Auditing clerks collect and examine financial data, such as inventory transactions, for organisations and companies and ensure they are accurate, properly maintained, and that they add up. They review the numbers in databases and documents, evaluate, and consult and assist the source of the transaction if necessary, which includes accountants, managers or other clerks.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Audit techniques

    The techniques and methods that support a systematic and independent examination of data, policies, operations and performances using computer-assisted audit tools and techniques (CAATs) such as spreadsheets, databases, statistical analysis and business intelligence software.

Skills

  • Follow written instructions

    Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.

  • Pose questions referring to documents

    Revise and formulate questions in regards to documents in general. Investigate about the completeness, confidentiality measures, style of the document, and specific instructions to handle documents.

  • Build business relationships

    Establish a positive, long-term relationship between organisations and interested third parties such as suppliers, distributors, shareholders and other stakeholders in order to inform them of the organisation and its objectives.

  • Perform clerical duties

    Perform administrative tasks such as filing, typing up reports and maintaining mail correspondence.

  • Fill out forms

    Fill out forms of a different nature with accurate information, legible calligraphy, and within a timely manner.

  • Adhere to questionnaires

    Follow and ask the questions laid out in questionnaires when interviewing somebody.

  • Follow verbal instructions

    Have the ability to follow spoken instructions received from colleagues. Strive to understand and clarify what is being requested.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

  • Communicate problems to senior colleagues

    Communicate and give feedback to senior colleagues in the event of problems or non-conformities.

  • Conduct financial audits

    Evaluate and monitor the financial health, the operations and financial movements expressed in the financial statements of the company. Revise the financial records to ensure stewardship and governability.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Identify accounting errors

    Trace accounts, revise the accuracy of the records, and determine the faults in order to solve them.

  • Ensure continuous preparedness for audits

    Ensure constant compliance with standards and requirements, such as keeping certifications up to date and monitoring activities to ensure correct procedures are followed, so that audits can occur smoothly and no negative aspects can be identified.

  • Prepare audit activities

    Prepare an audit plan including both pre-audits and certification audits. Communicate with the different processes in order to implement the improvement actions that lead to certification.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Process commissioned instructions

    Process instructions, usually oral ones, provided by managers and directives on actions required to be made. Take note, inquire, and take action on the commissioned requests.

Optional knowledge and skills

fraud detection financial analysis financial statements prepare financial auditing reports inventory management rules interpret financial statements ensure information security financial department processes document interviews carry out inventory control accuracy manage database accounting department processes enforce financial policies advise on financial matters revise legal documents follow the statutory obligations use free typing techniques trace financial transactions