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Your guide to become an Auditor in Malaysia

Average Salary

RM 2,500 - 3,500

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Who is an Auditor?

Auditors examine financial records to check for fraud or waste and to ensure that individuals, companies, and government agencies are in compliance with tax laws. Auditors can do the job of an accountant however much of their core responsibility lies in r

In a tough economy with a tight job market, it is rare to find growth industries as strong as the accounting and auditing sector. Currently, our country is in need of more Accountants and Auditors. If you have the knack to analyse data and are good with numbers, you might just be the next top Auditor!

In a tough economy with a tight job market, it is rare to find growth industries as strong as the accounting and auditing sector. Currently, our country is in need of more Accountants and Auditors. If you have the knack to analyse data and are good with numbers, you might just be the next top Auditor!

The pros and cons of being an Auditor:

Pros

You will be able to work in a comfortable office setting

Enables you to specialise in different areas such as Information Technology

Fast job growth for Accountants and Auditors

Cons

May work long hours especially during seasons

Requires wide range of skills such as Mathematics and Communications.

Requires high level of responsibility

What are all the responsibilities of an Auditor ?

Understand the business process of the company you’re auditing

Obtain documents and information

Provide advice and preparing reports

Anticipate issues that may arise

Assess how well the company is following regulations

Manage stakeholders

What skills do you need to become an Auditor?

Attention to detail

As you analyse the finance of an organisation, you will need to be very sharp to spot the smallest error in their records and data. In order to complete your task effectively, you must be very thorough in monitoring and checking all the information to ensure that they are genuine and accurate.

Ability to work in a team

If you’re an External Auditor, you will be working with several in-house Auditors. It is crucial that you are a team player and have great communication skills in order for both teams to work harmoniously and avoid miscommunication. Not only that, both parties will be able to produce an effective result in a shorter time as there will not be any overlap of tasks.

Determination and excellent problem solving skills

“I will never give up until I find out what the solution is.” If you find yourself thinking the same thing, you are definitely a potential candidate to be an Auditor! The work of Auditors usually consist of long hours analysis in the office thus it is important to be motivated throughout the whole process.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become an Auditor?

What are the requirements to be an Auditor?

Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum requirement needed to begin a career as an Auditor. However, some employers may prefer a postgraduate degree. In order to be qualified as an Auditor, the applicant, with 5 years of working experience and 3 years in Auditing work, must be a member (1-year minimum) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants under the “Chartered Accountant Category”.

What are the working hours of an Auditor?

The working hours of an Auditor are typical office hours.

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Who are all the top recruiters for Auditor in Malaysia?

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