Why would you want to be an auditor?
What on earth possesses people to be an auditor? Why would you want to be seen as boring and dull? You sit there with your glasses perched on the end of your nose reading through reams and reams of paper, trying to find the one little bit that’s not quite as it should be, just so you can catch them out. The only time you see an auditor smile is when they find somebody has done something wrong.
Well, if that is your perception of being an auditor you’ve got it all wrong. It’s a great job. If you like meeting people, seeing new things, being challenged, and doing something different each day, then auditing is for you. If you’re sick of sitting in the same chair, going to the same office, staring at the same computer, and being stuck in the same traffic jam, then perhaps auditing is your next career move.
Let’s explain ….
You meet lots of new people
Each day you’re engaging, conversing with, and meeting new people. Seeing what they do and how they do it. You will be amazed at how good most people are, the routines they have and the systems they have developed. How they spend their day… and they will freely show you how they do it; they are proud of their work.
If you like meeting people, seeing new things…
You see new and exciting things
Most people don’t have that many different jobs in their lifetime, and each job they will stay in for a significant amount of time. With auditing, you will get to see hundreds of different businesses. You will be shown things that any normal person would never hope to see. You will see how things are made, how orders are processed, how people are trained, you will see all the stuff that is normally hidden from view. It’s fascinating seeing how businesses work.
It’s fascinating seeing how business work…
You get to travel
If you don’t want the drudgery of going to the same place each day, then auditing is for you. One day you may be in Sydney, the next day in Melbourne, followed by possibly three days in Perth. In some instances, you may be off to a remote business, so it’s a light plane, then 2 hours in a 4WD. You will end up in places you never knew existed.
No two days are the same
Each day is different. Different businesses, different places, different things to look at. It keeps you on your toes, it keeps you engaged. You will have different questions to ask and different people to meet, seeing new things and having new challenges. One day you may be at small mum and dad business, the next with a multinational. It’s great waking up to new challenge each day…it’s certainly never boring.
It keeps you on your toes, it keeps you engaged.
So if you’re a bit bored doing what you do, if you’re looking for something else to do, and if you want to use the knowledge that you have picked up over the years, then why not give auditing a go – it’s a growing profession, and it’s a great job.