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Auditor and Company Secretary

Auditors and Company Secretaries audit financial records and accounting books for companies and provide other financial analyses. They should be well-organised and thorough in their analyses and reporting.

Duties and tasks

  • Advise company management of compliance issues and rules and regulations regarding business practices
  • Audit, scrutinise and formulate reports on the financial particulars and analysis for head management, board of directors and shareholders
  • Evaluate taxation laws and regulations and manage debt, equity and securities
  • Gather and analyse information on the financial status, operating systems, cost effectiveness and efficiency of internal activities of companies
  • Manage financial capital systems and conduct risk management assessments
  • Oversee shares holding and transfers, documenting activities
  • Plan and implement audit strategies and objectives as well as guidelines for documentation

Skills required

  • Analytical
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Financial/Accounting Skills
  • Strong Organisational Skills
  • Thorough and Precise

Working conditions

Auditors and Company Secretaries typically work Mondays to Fridays in an office or corporate environment. They may need to work evenings or weekends during busy audit times in the year and in order to meet deadlines. They must have the capacity to process and analyse large amounts of information and data.

Professional associations / Industry information

CPA Australia 
http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/

Chartered Secretaries Australia 
http://www.csaust.com/

Institute of Chartered Accountants
http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au

Institute of Public Accountants 
http://www.publicaccountants.org.au/

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