How much does an External Auditor make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for an External Auditor in the United States is $26 as of September 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $21 and $32. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is an External Auditor?

An External Auditor performs an audit, in accordance with specific laws or rules, of the financial statements of a company, government entity, other legal entity, or organization, and is independent of the entity being audited. Users of these entities' financial information, such as investors, government agencies, and the general public, rely on the External Auditor to present an unbiased and independent audit report. The manner of appointment, the qualifications, and the format of reporting by an External Auditor are defined by statute, which varies according to jurisdiction. External audito...

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Job Openings for External Auditor
Act as a liaison to the external auditor to ensure any issues regarding testing procedures, testing documentation, or deficiency assessments are addressed on a timely basis * Research business unit ...
Genworth - 2 days ago
Freddie Mac - McLean , VA
Certification, Access Provisioning, Data Governance, as well as advisory to Credential Management and DevOps. The role will work closely with the SOX testing, Internal and External Auditors ...
Freddie Mac - 27 days ago
Turn2Partners - McLean , VA
... external auditors · Assist with the preparation and timely filing of reports · Assist with annual tax filings, including the preparation of certain tax schedules · Assist with the preparation of ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
Pacific Life - Lynchburg , VA
... external auditors as necessary (10%) Factors for Success * Bachelor's in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent * 6+ years of relevant experience transforming service delivery components ...
Pacific Life - 68 days ago
Dollar Tree - Chesapeake , VA
Perform various administrative functions, including filing work papers at fiscal month end and providing requested information to the Internal/External Auditors, etc. * Provide prompt customer ... - 21 days ago
Cordia Resources - Arlington , VA
Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting audits and provide information to external auditors. * Prepare budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating ... - 47 days ago
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