Top Audit Executive oversees all aspects of an organization's auditing function. Plans and directs all accounting and financial data. Being a Top Audit Executive designs internal auditing procedures and ensures they are followed. Monitors procedures for effectiveness and provides recommendations for improvement. Additionally, Top Audit Executive requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Top Audit Executive manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head.