Top five "C"s all internal auditors should have

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Internal audit, like many other finance functions, is increasingly seen as a business partner, not only supporting the business but helping to drive performance and results

This means that the role of internal auditors is changing – are your skills in line with what the best employers are looking for? We identify the “top five Cs” internal auditors should be showcasing in their CVs.

 

“More and more we see finance directors looking for professionals who can demonstrate that they have proactively added value to the businesses they have worked for”, said Oli Swift, Manager of Internal Audit recruitment at Robert Walters.

More and more we see finance directors looking for professionals who can demonstrate that they have proactively added value to the businesses they have worked for.

“For internal auditors, this means performing more of a consultative, advisory role, as opposed to focusing strictly on compliance.”

The top five "C"s to highlight to prospective employers:

As an internal auditor, you should fully immerse yourself in the business, understanding its operations, people and markets in order to identify ways to help the business achieve and exceed its overall goals. On your CV, make sure you can demonstrate:

  • Confidence to make recommendations for areas of improvement
  • Collaboration when working with stakeholders and team members
  • Communication skills and the ability to listen and ask questions
  • Concise reporting with clear supporting evidence
  • Collection of in-depth knowledge and understanding of the market

From SMEs to larger organisations, businesses are looking for accounting professionals that are able to demonstrate the ability to provide recommendations to possible risk measures and alternative ways to save costs.

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