Auditors are specialists who review the accounts of companies to ensure the validity and legality of the cashflow. They can act as a financial advisor to recommend possible risk aversion and cost saving measures.
Auditors work in accounting departments of a huge range of firms and companies. They thoroughly examine the money going in and out of the organizations and making sure it is recorded and processed correctly.
As an auditor, you should be prepared to work long hours especially during tax seasons, also known as “peak seasons.
The Job Scope
- Checking, collating and analyzing spreadsheet data
- Examining company financial control systems
- Checking that financial records are accurate and credible
- Preparing reports and financial statements
- Ensuring procedures, policies, legislation and regulations are correctly followed and complied with
A Junior Auditor in Malaysia typically earns between RM3,000 to RM 3,200. After a few years of experience, their salary may go up to RM6,500. Auditors are usually entitled for bonuses at the end of the year.
As a Senior Auditor, most corporation will require a Master’s degree in accounting, business or a related field. Certifications are also available but may not be sufficient as they are seen as supplementary. Senior Auditors earn a salary ranging between RM 7,000 to RM8,500.