Who are they and what do they do? The auditor certifies the correctness of a firms accounts and the observance of prescribed business procedures.
What are the activities of the job? He/she monitors the observance of required norms (external audit), internal regulations and procedures (internal audit). Most frequently, the audit is concerned with economic and financial data and indices - processed by an economic auditor, or accountant. He/she checks account balances, audits accounts and economic reports, important economic operations and the correctness of bookkeeping procedures. However, an auditor can focus on other fields than economics e.g. the observance of norms of quality.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In offices where the working environment is fairly comfortable.
What tools/equipment do they use? Computers and other types of information and communications technology, paper-based documents and writing materials and records.
What do you need to succeed? You need university education in the field of economics or accountancy, an auditors' examination, and a methodical and thorough approach to work.