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Auditors and Company Secretaries

Overview

Auditors and Company Secretaries conduct audits of accounting systems, procedures and financial statements, manage corporate funding and financial risk, and administer and review corporate compliance activities. The links below provide quick access to basic information for this occupation.  Greater detail can be found using any of the page tabs above. A one page printable summary of the key statistics for this occupation can also be found under the Reports and Links tab above. Just click on the tab and follow the link for Occupational Bulletin.

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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
  • establishing audit objectives, and designing and implementing audit methodologies, processes and audit report criteria

Job Titles

  • Company Secretary
  • Corporate Treasurer
  • External Auditor
  • Internal Auditor

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