London is a great city in which to work as an Auditor, given the city's financial prowess and vast range of industries and organisations. Auditors are vital to the Finance industry and play an intrinsic role in helping businesses keep their accounts in check and running smoothly.
As an Auditor you will be responsible for preparing and examining financial records, including tax codes, receipts and ensuring bills and wages are being paid correctly and on time. Audits are the regular and routine checks made by Auditors which outline details of a company's records to make sure that all financial statements and methods are free from fraud and error.
Auditors can be hired internally by a company or can work for an external agency and can be called or sent into a business to make checks and decipher that the finances and records are up-to-date and within the law. In order to succeed as an Auditor, you need to be very driven and motivated with a lot of confidence and an aptitude for problem-solving. You must also be numerically excellent and have a very precise attention to detail. The ability to work to tight deadlines and juggle workloads are also great skills to have as an Auditor.
If you work as an Auditor in London, you can expect to earn around £28,000 per year but there is plenty of room for growth to move into Senior Auditor positions on higher wages, or to move into other financial careers such as Finance Officers or Risk Managers, where salaries are higher. Many Auditors start on Graduate schemes in Finance companies, and salaries are often subsidised by bonuses and perks in the company.