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External Auditor
  Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Designs and operates information and reporting systems, procedures and controls to meet external financial reporting requirements. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • arranging, giving notice of and attending meetings of directors and shareholders
  • advising organisations' governing boards on matters concerning compliance with stock exchange listing rules, relevant legislation and corporation practice
  • supervising organisations' share capital by preparing documents and share issues, and handling share transfers
  • controlling treasury and treasury systems and establishing and reviewing risk management objectives and treasury policies
  • identifying, managing and reporting on financial risks
  • assisting with equity management, debt management, securities and taxation planning issues
  • collecting, analysing and interpreting information on the financial standing, cost structures and trading effectiveness of organisations
  • devising, re-organising and establishing budgetary cost control and other accounting systems such as computer-based systems
  • conducting audits and investigations and preparing financial statements and reports for management, shareholders, and governing and statutory bodies
  • evaluating the cost effectiveness and risks of operational processes, activities, policies and systems
  • reporting to management on the existence and effectiveness of the system of internal controls
Job prospects for Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers in Victoria

Occupations in the Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers group include Company Secretary, Corporate Treasurer, External Auditor and Internal Auditor.

Employment prospects
There are currently 4,600 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,551.90

Hourly earnings
$41.00

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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