Finance / Accounting
An auditor is a professional who is responsible for examining and verifying the financial records and statements of a company, organization, or government entity. Auditors may work in public accounting firms, internal audit departments, or as government auditors.
The primary role of an auditor is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information and compliance with relevant laws and regulations. They review financial statements, tax returns, and other financial documents to identify any errors, omissions, or inconsistencies.
Auditors work with a variety of stakeholders, including clients, management, and regulatory bodies. They must be able to build and maintain professional relationships and effectively communicate their findings and recommendations.
Auditors play an important role in maintaining the integrity of the financial system by providing independent and objective assessments of financial information. They help to ensure that companies and organizations are operating in compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and that stakeholders have access to accurate and reliable financial information.
|Planning and conducting for audits||Integrity Meticulous Flexibility Fluency of ideas Independence|
|Analyzing and interpreting data and preparing reports||Meticulous Written comprehension Focus Math ability|
|Ensuring that the company is complying with laws and regulations and they may also make recommendations for improvements||Integrity|
|Collaborating with others||Helping others Positive Team Practices Equality and fairness in leadership|
Soft skills measured by TraitForward
|Trait||No of Questions||Cronbach’s alpha (α)|
|Do they like helping others?|
|Positive Team Practices||8||0.72|
|Do they like being included in a group?|
|Do they have principles?|
|Do they like reading?|
|Are they focused?|
|Fluency of ideas||7||0.76|
|Can they generate ideas?|
|Do they have math abilities?|
|Do they have a desirable work ethic?|
|Equality and fairness in leadership||11||0.75|
|Are they biased against people and social groups?|
|Are they flexible?|
|Do they have principles? Can they work without caring about the opinions of others?|
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Source: US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
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