Auditor Resume Examples in 2023

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Auditor Resume Examples

Years of Experience
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Andrea Smith
(765) 567-7654 | [email protected] | 123 First Boulevard, Augusta, ME 98765


Auditor with 3+ years of experience performing forensic financial analysis for the State of Maine. Skilled at finding anomalies and providing accurate, insightful documentation to managers and stakeholders. Experienced and confident public speaker. Equally effective working independently or on a team. Committed to maintaining up-to-date knowledge of state and federal law and financial best practices. Work informed by Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

Key Skills

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Public Speaking & Presentations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Team Collaboration

Professional Experience

Staff Auditor, State of Maine, Augusta, ME | July 2019 to Present

  • Rigorously compare assets to documentation
  • Help compile and present recommendations to senior leadership
  • Forensically examine reports and records for anomalies and document findings with 100% accuracy


  • Won a key company award in June 2020 for overall diligence and initiative

Shift Leader, GameStop, Augusta, ME | January 2016 to June 2019

  • Oversaw sales and performance of a 12-person team
  • Maintained accurate sales records to pinpoint trends, strengths, and areas for improvement
  • Helped take stock of product inventory, input quantities in database, and place replenishment orders as needed


  • Master of Science (MS) in Business Administration (Accounting), Husson University, Bangor, ME | 2019
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration (Accounting), The University of Maine, Augusta, ME | 2017

Elisabeth Doucette
(000) 123-1234 | [email protected] | 100 Address Blvd., Lowell, MA 01852


Certified IT Internal Auditor with 9+ years’ experience pinpointing risks and setting cost reduction strategies. Build strong relationships with other departments to efficiently gather information and test processes. Skilled at preparing clear, concise reports on risk areas, recommendations, and management action plans.

Professional Experience

IT Internal Auditor, Jack Henderson & Associates, Inc., Remote | July 2018 to Present

  • Monitor and advise on process improvement activities to ensure compliance
  • Coordinate with internal and external risk assessors and assurance providers


  • Cut costs $150K by suggesting amendments to 2 vendor contracts

Junior IT Internal Auditor, Dailey & Associates LLC, Boston, MA | August 2013 to June 2018

  • Detected and relayed any finance or accounting issues to executive team
  • Completed audit and consulting procedures with financial systems including Blackline, Concur, Microsoft Access, NetSuite, Salesforce, and Zuora


  • Streamlined analytical procedures, reducing accounting and finance labor-hours by 20% in 2015
  • Cut annual costs by $25K+ in 2016 and 2017


Bachelor’s Degree in Business – Information Systems Audit & Control (ISAC), University of Massachusetts Lowell | 2013

Key Skills

  • Audit Reporting
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Data Analytics
  • NIST Guidance
  • Project Team Collaboration
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis
  • Risk Management & Mitigation


Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), The Institute of Internal Auditors North America (IIA-NA)

Wikus Taylor
(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 567 Main Street, New York, NY 12345


Internal Auditor with 15+ years of experience at midsize and large organizations. Skilled at analyzing business structures, procedures, and information and taking corrective action as needed. Provide valuable solutions to help organizations meet goals and continually hone processes. Master of Business Administration.

Professional Experience

Senior Auditor, PMG International, New York, NY | December 2012 to Present

  • Develop audit programs to carefully assess risks and legal requirements for key organization activities
  • Write and present regular audit reports to senior management
  • Plan yearly audits for domestic and international office locations


  • Streamlined the internal audit process, cutting yearly costs by $95K

Junior Auditor, H & H Technologies, New York, NY | July 2006 to November 2012

  • Audited key business operations and wrote detailed reports
  • Traveled to international offices to evaluate regulatory compliance
  • Analyzed financial relationships and reported any unusual findings to senior auditor
  • Regularly inspected all accounting books and practices


New York University, New York, NY

  • Master of Business Administration 
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Accounting

Key Skills

  • Business Data Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reporting & Documentation
  • Risk Management & Mitigation
  • Team Collaboration

Tips for Writing a Better Auditor Resume

Your resume has one purpose: to get you interviews for jobs you want. You can ensure your resume serves that purpose by focusing on your most relevant skills and displaying them as clearly as possible. The tips below will help you give your resume the focus and clarity it needs to move your job search forward.

Filter information based on your target audit job

To write a great auditor resume, you’ll need to first take the full measure of your relevant background. Follow these three steps:

Step 1: For each job in your work history, brainstorm and jot down the various duties and highlights you can remember. Don’t worry yet whether the details you’re jotting down are relevant or well-organized. The point here is to generate plenty of information you can then curate. Take up these questions for each job:

  • Who/What did you audit? (internal operations, client accounts, government procedures, etc.)
  • When did you perform audits? (monthly, annually, etc.)
  • Where did you perform audits? (government facilities, client businesses, international offices, etc.)
  • Why were these audits important? (to minimize risk, to ensure legal compliance, etc.)
  • How did you ensure audits were successful? (by increasing their frequency, by establishing new procedures, etc.)

Step 2: Now with everything in front of you, go through and remove any details that don’t speak to your target job. Review each detail one by one, always answering the same question: Does this overlap with the duties you’d like to have in your next audit role? When in doubt, move the detail to a separate document so it’s no longer part of your writing process.

Step 3: Organize and format your remaining details as the basis for your resume.

The order of these steps is important. Don’t start reviewing and removing details until you’ve brainstormed plenty about your positive work experiences. And don’t start organizing details until you’re done removing the irrelevant ones. Otherwise, you’ll probably waste time polishing up work details that you just delete later on.

Quantify your auditing experience

Auditors know the power that numbers have in telling a story. When you use hard numbers in your resume’s Experience section, you can give hiring managers a clear view of your past roles and achievements.


  • Found and corrected key errors in billing procedures, allowing the company to recover $2M+ in 10 months
  • Suggested medical billing process improvements that raised efficiency 45% while maintaining 99% accuracy

Streamline how you show multiple credentials

When citing a college degree, certification, or other credentials, it’s best to list the information in this order:

Degree or Credential Name, Issuing School or Organization, City, ST

But what if you have multiple degrees from the same college or multiple training courses from the same program? Following the above format causes you to list the same organization and location info multiple times, as in:

Master of Business Administration, New York University, New York, NY
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Accounting, New York University, New York, NY

The effect can become tedious and distracting to the hiring manager, especially in cases where you completed several courses at the same training program.

There’s a better way. List the organization and location info first, once. Then indent the multiple items underneath, so the reader sees they came from the same place:

New York University, New York, NY

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Accounting

Common Key Skills for Auditor Resumes

Companies looking to fill a position often use an applicant tracking system (ATS). This computer program scans each submitted resume for keywords relevant to the job at hand. When the ATS scans a resume with many relevant keywords, it’s more likely to flag the document for the hiring manager.

For this reason, you should add a keyword-rich “Skills” or “Expertise” section to your resume (as in the examples above). With this section, you can show the breadth of your skill set and boost the chance your application gets noticed. Below are common keywords for an auditor:

Key Skills and Proficiencies
Business Operations Continuous Improvement
Data Analytics Database Management
Economics External Audit
Financial Analysis & Reporting Financial Statements
Internal Audit Pension Administration
Process Redesign & Improvement Quality Assurance
Regulatory Compliance Risk Management & Mitigation
Security Clearance Vendor Management

Common Action Verbs for Auditor Resumes

One of the most frequent (yet avoidable) resume mistakes is using too few verbs. When you repeat the same generic verb (say, “Manage”) several times, it distracts the reader and fails to show the dynamic nature of your work. You can prevent this issue by using a healthy variety of action verbs on your resume. Consider the following options:

Action Verbs
Analyze Appraise
Approve Audit
Authenticate Authorize
Check Communicate
Confirm Corroborate
Detect Examine
Inspect Monitor
Prove Review
Substantiate Test
Value Verify

How to Align Your Resume With a Job Posting

In what industry or sector is the job posting? Do you have any experience in that sector as well? If so, cite that common experience in the first line of your resume’s Profile section. For example, if the job is in state government you might start your Profile like this:

Auditor with 3+ years of experience performing forensic financial analysis for the State of Maine.

If you don’t have experience in the same industry, consider instead adding a line to your Profile that calls out your overall adaptability to new work settings.


Highly adaptable to new work challenges and industry conditions.

Jobseekers with experience in various industries often list them in their resume Profile. We discourage this practice because it can make your overall resume seem unfocused, and tends not to speak to a hiring manager’s specific needs. The only exception is if you’re applying for a consulting role or other job where you’d interact with people in many industries.