Auditors

What do they do?

Examine and analyze accounting records to determine financial status of establishment and prepare financial reports concerning operating procedures.

Also known as:

Assurance Manager, Assurance Senior, Audit Manager, Audit Partner, Auditor, Auditor-in-Charge, Financial Auditor, Internal Audit Director, Internal Auditor, Revenue Tax Specialist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Accountants and Auditors in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Accountants and Auditors is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 13.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #16 in job growth rate
  • 4,720

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #7 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (2.8%)
  • Master's degree (21.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (55.4%)
  • Associate's degree (9.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (7.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (3.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Number Facility - The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Report information to managers or other personnel.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Advise others on financial matters.
  • Collect evidence for legal proceedings.
  • Investigate legal issues.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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