Qualifications for internal auditors, external auditors and IT auditors

Posted by | November 21, 2013 | Latest Audit Information & News

There are many qualifications internal auditors, external auditors and IT auditors can study towards to better their audit careers.

Possessing any of the qualifications or certifications can boost your chances of getting an audit job. Many audit job descriptions now include the preference for extra qualifications depending on the role. This does not mean that people with these qualifications will get the audit jobs over people that don’t. It will be an extra bonus in your favour.

The majority of these qualifications for external and internal auditors as well as IT auditors are globally recognised which is great if you want to relocate to a different country.

There are so many different qualifications to choose to complete. Which you do is entirely up to you and what direction you want your career to go.

Some of the qualifications include;

Internal audit and external audit qualifications include;

CIA – Certified Internal Auditor

ACA – Associate Chartered Accountant from the Association of Certified Accounts

ACCA – Chartered Certified Accountant from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CPA – Certified Public Accountant

CRMA – Certification in Risk Management Assurance


IT audit qualifications include;

CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor

CISM – Certified Information Security Manager

CISSP – Certified Information Security Systems Professional

CRISC – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control


Which will you complete to further your audit career?


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