Internal Auditor job description guide

Internal Auditor duties and responsibilities

The role of an Internal Auditor covers a range of duties and responsibilities, including:

  • Conducting regular reviews and audits of the company’s business activities
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls
  • Identifying and reporting on areas of weakness in internal controls and business practices
  • Offering recommendations to manage risk, and encourage compliance with existing internal controls and external requirements
  • Preparing an audit work program with a focus on the specific risks to be addressed
  • Maintaining comprehensive work papers and audit trail
  • Providing analysis that may lead to enhanced security and operational efficiencies

Internal Auditor qualifications and requirements

It is highly desirable for an Internal Auditor to hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or Business Studies.

Additional accounting qualifications to consider include CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CCSA (Certification in Control Self-Assessment).

An Internal Auditor should also have the following personal skills and experience:

  • Three or more years of internal audit experience
  • A good understanding of Japanese Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (JGAAP), US GAAP, or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Ability to work independently, manage concurrent deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Strong analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Clear and concise documentation skills
  • Excellent Japanese and English business language skills – both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills to liaise with a wide cross-section of the company team and external auditors

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