An external auditor reviews the financial information of an organization and reports back on findings to the relevant stakeholders, shareholders, and governmental entities. External auditors evaluate the financial position of a company to ensure it is operating efficiently and lawfully.
When interviewing external auditors, the most suitable candidate should demonstrate strong knowledge of accounting standards, display professionalism, and work well within a team. Be wary of candidates who are likely to engage in unethical behavior and those who struggle with analytical and organization skills.
Reveals industry knowledge and insight.
Demonstrates attention to detail and ability to rectify mistakes.
Demonstrates the candidate's attitude and response to negative feedback.
Determines proficiency in accounting tools and software.
Reveals candidates' ability to manage stressful situations in this position.