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Internal Auditor Interview Questions

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Brian Schuchart is a CPA and Senior Finance Business Partner. His professional experience includes senior management roles with NBC Sports, Virtual Health, and the Children's Hospital of Philadephia.

Internal Auditor was published on January 1st, 2021. Learn more here.

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Why do companies require audits?

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Internal Auditor Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Why do companies require audits?

  2. 2.

    How do external auditors rely on the work of internal auditors?

  3. 3.

    What would you do if during an audit you found an accounting practice that was suspicious?

  4. 4.

    What is the purpose of the internal audit function?

  5. 5.

    Have you sat for the CPA exam or are you planning to sit for the CPA exam?

  6. 6.

    How do you mitigate and manage stress?

  7. 7.

    Why do you want to be an internal auditor?

  8. 8.

    What qualities or skills do you believe a good internal auditor should possess?

  9. 9.

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

  10. 10.

    What are the differences between an audit, a review and a compilation?

  11. 11.

    How do you feel your education has prepared you for the internal auditor role?

  12. 12.

    How would you deliver excellent customer service to colleagues within the organization?

  13. 13.

    Explain how the Sarbanes-Oxley Act changed the auditing profession.

  14. 14.

    Are you open to travel with this position?

  15. 15.

    What is your experience with presenting to senior executives?

  16. 16.

    How would you handle working in an increasingly remote environment?

  17. 17.

    What is the purpose of audit documentation?

  18. 18.

    How do you keep up with the latest developments in auditing standards?

  19. 19.

    What is the difference between fraud and error?

  20. 20.

    In an audit, who is primarily responsible for the prevention and detection of fraud?

  21. 21.

    What are some ways that internal audit interacts with external auditors?

  22. 22.

    What are some of the ways that you can show professionalism when out on an internal audit assignment?

  23. 23.

    How do you manage your manager? In other words, what steps do you take to make sure you get what you need from your boss and make both your lives easier?

  24. 24.

    In your opinion, why is it important for organizations to have effective internal controls?

  25. 25.

    Describe your experience using ERP and general ledger software systems