The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
|Overview:||Internal auditors conduct examinations of an organization's financial transactions, recording procedures, their accounting systems and the controls used to assure honesty and accuracy in handling monies. They examine records of individuals to protect against fraud and theft.|
|Duties:||They design methods to investigate and examine the financial records of an organization to assure all money transactions are accurately handled and recorded.
They design enhancements to an organization's accounting system which enables management to detect improper usage or recording of the organization's business transactions.
They examine, without prior notice, the financial status of an organization and how account receivables and account payables are handled.
They report to an organization's management any suspicious money transactions by employees in the organization. They may report fraud to a "watch-dog" agency.
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.A.S. Management: Real Estate-Insurance Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of internal auditors is expected grow much faster than average through 2018. An increased need for auditors will arise from a greater emphasis on accountability, transparency, and controls in financial reporting and increased scrutiny of company finances and accounts. Best opportunities will be available to CPAs.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$43,000 to $47,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Most business firms and government agencies require applicants for auditor positions to have a bachelor's degree in accounting. A knowledge of computer-based accounting programs is essential.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.