Audit Intern Job Description

Audit Intern Job Description

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Audit Intern Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective audit intern job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included audit intern job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrating working knowledge of clients' accounting systems, including computer control structure and environment, and assess the effectiveness of controls
Engage with various individuals across the company
Learn about various information technology systems and the processes in place to protect these systems
Understand the importance of the Internal Audit process
Preparing a variety of financial reports (audits, reviews, compilations, and tax returns)
Auditing a variety of a diverse mix of entities
Identifying accounting, business and tax issues/opportunities and developing solutions/recommendations
Clearly communicating recommendations verbally and in writing
Examining, reconciling and analyzing financial information such as balance sheets, fixed asset ledger, income statements, and monthly/quarterly operating results
Record transactions in journals, classify postings, reconcile amounts

Audit Intern Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Audit Intern

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPA, CIA, CISA, SOX, CFE, MBA, PMI

Education for Audit Intern

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the audit intern job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Graduate, Education, Computer Science, Information Systems, Taxation, Business/Administration, Management Information Systems

Skills for Audit Intern

Desired skills for audit intern include:

Procedures and standards
GAAP and GAAS rules
MS Office
Microcomputer applications
Which are routinely used
GAAP
Microsoft Office Word and Excel
Microsoft Office
MS Office package
Clients' accounting systems

Desired experience for audit intern includes:

A willingness to commit to the full program
Candidates should have a desire to obtain full time employment
Business and Accounting related coursework—Preferred
Databases (SQL, Oracle)
Intern must be working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in accounting, finance or related field
Must be able to manage multiple deadlines and prioritize assignments

Audit Intern Examples

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Audit Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of audit intern. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for audit intern
  • Make use of computer resources, and becomes familiar with the Audit preparation software
  • Draft effective correspondence to clients
  • Work with a variety of governmental clients
  • Performs risk-based audit procedures on scheduled audit projects in accordance with approved risk-based audit programs in a timely, efficient and professional manner
  • Assessing internal controls and compliance with policies and procedures
  • Each Intern will have one on one session’s with a Senior Audit Manager and the General Auditor
  • A wrap-up presentation will be prepared by the Interns to be shared with the General Auditor and other key leaders in the company to outline their accomplishments and experience during the internship
  • Analyze reporting standards related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Perform ad-hoc tasks related to audits of the United Nations, its Funds and Programmes
  • Attend and summarize conferences and meetings
Qualifications for audit intern
  • 0-2 years of experience in auditing, accounting or other relevant experience
  • An interest in auditing
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (with 150 credit hours)
  • Graduating with Masters in Accounting preferred
  • Must be eligible and plan to sit for the CPA exam following graduation
  • Minimum Overall and Accounting GPAs of 3.2 GPAs
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Audit Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of audit intern. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for audit intern
  • Perform research tasks and draft documents as needed
  • Compile statistics and prepare tables as needed
  • With the support of department management, execute aspects of the audit process, including planning, client coordination, control testing, work paper documentation, and reporting for a technology-based audit project
  • Obtain a thorough understanding of the company’s operational processes and supporting technologies used to support the user access management program
  • Develop an understanding of key business applications and the business processes they support
  • Evaluate the design and effectiveness of user access management controls including access request, provisioning, removal, and management certification processes
  • Determine root cause factors for audit testing exceptions and recommend practical solutions that help the business to reduce risk and strengthen internal controls
  • Assesses risks and the state of controls for company-wide operations including information system/technology operations (data centers, application systems, development efforts, computing environments/technologies, and telecommunications)
  • Thinks strategically and communicates the risks and impact of controls to technical and non-technical managers at various levels of the company
  • Documents significant processes and tests key controls affecting IT and financial reporting (SOX 404 compliance)
Qualifications for audit intern
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate program majoring in accounting, finance, computer science or related discipline, graduating in December 2015 or beyond
  • Must have reliable transportation to office and client sites
  • Currently an active member with the Accounting Association/Society and/or Beta Alpha Psi
  • Must have reliable transportation to the office and client sites
  • Intern must be working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in accounting or related field
  • Expected graduation date of December 2017 or May 2018
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Audit Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of audit intern. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for audit intern
  • Presents issues and recommendations to audit team
  • Execute IT audit work plans that focus on IT risks and controls
  • Prepare audit work papers that may include flowcharts, narratives, sampling, and computer-assisted audit techniques
  • Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of IT controls that affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems
  • Be assigned to conduct audit tests of key financial reporting controls in the areas of systems access management, change management, data backups, and management of IT job failures
  • Be assigned to at least one or two full-scope IT audit engagements
  • Receive both a diversity of assignments and exposure to key management personnel in the IT organization
  • Apply risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered and identify any potential issues
  • Conduct assigned control testing and validation for audit engagements
  • Develops Data Flow diagrams for various key IT/business areas
Qualifications for audit intern
  • Ability to use MS Excel and MS Word are required
  • Desired exposure to automated auditing tools, including ACL, Easytrieve Plus
  • Information Systems, Sciences and Technology
  • Identify and define the root cause of control issues
  • Hands-on experience with the use of data analytics tools such as MS Excel, ACL, IDEA, Tableau, , a plus
  • Assists with preparation of federal and state income tax returns, quarterly income tax provision items, estimated tax payments, tax account reconciliations, and tax basis balance sheet items
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Audit Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an audit intern. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for audit intern
  • Perform audit test work and documentation under the supervision of a lead auditor
  • Assists with general ledger accounting and reconciliation
  • Executes the assigned portions of audit engagements in an objective and professional manner
  • Works with the auditor-in-charge to ensure compliance with corporate and industry audit standards
  • Under the guidance of the auditor-in-charge, utilizes a limited number of business systems and applications to complete assignments
  • Assisting in the preparation and planning of financial and operational audits in accordance with the XIA methodology
  • Completes process review documentation for specifically assigned audit areas (e.g., flowcharts
  • Perform data analytics on audit engagements using various analytics tools
  • Extract data related to risks, profitability, incidents on monitored activities
  • Check data consistency and completeness
Qualifications for audit intern
  • Learning the audit process and supporting full time auditors during testing activities
  • Prepares Excel and PowerPoint reports and presentations
  • Must be willing to commit to 1 year internship due to training
  • Has completed at least 6 hours of Accounting and is pursuing a business degree
  • Minimum of 3.0 overall GPA is preferred
  • Ability to quickly comprehend business processes and understand how technology supports the processes
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Audit Intern Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of audit intern. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for audit intern
  • Reports on progress in internship program and feedback about program to manager
  • Intern may participate in Career Training/Education as needed, , professional networking events
  • The Internal Audit intern will work to get familiarized with the Internal Audit function by learning the methodology, getting involved in audit projects of different nature (operational risk analysis, credit risk analysis, financial risk analysis), and learning how to identify key risks in the business
  • Coordinate support requests with company management
  • Participate in other company initiatives/projects including process audits, compliance audits, as necessary
  • Obtain an understanding of business processes and related controls by reviewing prior year's documentation and performing interviews with employees throughout the company
  • Make and request testing selections following our testing protocols and audit methodology
  • Provide clear and concise documentation of the work performed
  • Manage your workflow to complete testing according to schedule
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies in SOX testing methodology
Qualifications for audit intern
  • Preparation of weekly reports to support operations management within audit
  • Maintenance of Share Point site data
  • Preparation and coordination of ongoing meetings including agendas, minutes
  • Ability to obtain direction from audit project leads and perform requested tasks while proactively seeking guidance to ensure complete understanding
  • Prepare clear, concise and accurate documentation to ensure high quality audit testing work papers
  • Pursue work with enthusiasm, energy, drive and team collaboration

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