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Audit and assurance accountants are hired by companies to review their financial systems to assure their records are accurate and honest, and to assess and identify where financial risks may exist. Some companies hire these accountants for independent reviews while others may be legally obligated to have audit and assurance accounting work conducted. Audit and assurance accountants work for a wide variety of employers, from international consumer corporations and global public-sector organizations to local accounting firms. There were more than 1.2 million accountants and auditors employed in the United States in May 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Career Ladder
Senior Audit and Assurance Accountant

Audit and Assurance Accountant

Junior Audit and Assurance Accountant