External Auditor Job Description


This External Auditor job description template can be posted to online job forums and career pages for the recruitment of candidates. The External Auditor job description, its requirements, and responsibilities, given in this template can be modified according to the specific need of your company.

The primary job role of an External Auditor is to:

  • Inspect financial statements for catching errors, frauds and misstatements
  • Perform audits of accounts, systems, and operations
  • Report audit findings while also recommending improvements

External Auditor Job Description

We are hiring an External Auditor for scrutinizing and reporting our company’s financial organizations. You will be responsible for sharing your evaluations with the senior management and key stakeholders so as to help them make better decisions for the company. Your ultimate goal would be providing valuable financial insights and resolving problems related to the financial operations of the company.

The ideal candidate for this role should have exceptional analytical and communication skills. Moreover, you must be objective, detail-oriented and able to boldly speak your mind. So, if you like to work in a fast-paced environment, and qualify the following requirements, we would like to hear from you.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPA or CFA)
  • Prior experience in a similar role, preferably as an External Auditor
  • Experience of working with financial and statistical software
  • Experience in financial reporting and data analysis
  • Familiarity with external auditing regulations and relevant practices (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley Act)
  • Familiarity with accounting standards (e.g. IFRS, GAAP)
  • Sound knowledge of ERP software such as JD Edwards
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a keen eye for details
  • Ability to take quick decisions while working independently
  • Strong verbal as well as non-verbal communication skills
  • An analytical mind with a problem-solving attitude


  • Inspecting financial statements for catching errors, frauds, and misstatements
  • Performing audits of accounts, systems, and operations
  • Reporting audit findings while also recommending improvements
  • Helping regulatory bodies in investigating specific issues
  • Performing audits of non-financial areas, like IT, Health and Safety
  • Reporting systematic errors and fraud indicators
  • Assessing risk management techniques