Qualifications for internal auditors, external auditors and IT auditors
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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