September 21, 2016

#AuditorProud Social Media Blitz Aims to Encourage Youth to Explore Careers in Audit

Washington, DC – The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is spearheading the second annual profession-wide social media blitz designed to highlight the benefits of a career in auditing and the important role auditors play in our capital markets. #AuditorProud day, September 22, is part of the CAQ’s ongoing initiative aimed at attracting the best and the brightest to careers in audit. In addition to the blitz, the initiative features resources for educators, programs for high school and college students, and the DiscoverAudit.org website.

“Auditor Proud day gives us the opportunity to showcase the audit profession as an exciting and rewarding career path,” said Deloitte LLP CEO and CAQ Governing Board Chair Cathy Engelbert. “In this time of rapid change, the audit profession is embracing and leveraging the latest in technology. We’re recruiting a new class of auditors armed with the skills to meet the evolving needs of investors and the marketplace.”  

Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, representing an additional 142,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Using the #AuditorProud, auditors around the world will take to social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Snapchat to share personal stories of why they chose a career in auditing, what they love about the profession, and what makes them proud to be an auditor. College graduates entering the workforce now and over the next decade tend to have inherent strengths and values that align well with these new skillsets that auditors will need to succeed, such as a more advanced knowledge of digital information.

“The CAQ is showing students the exciting opportunities a career in audit offers by enlisting auditors to tell their stories online,” said CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli. “Auditors play a crucial role in our capital markets by providing investors with important information about company finances. The profession is committed to finding innovative ways to attract the best and brightest to continue to serve investors and the markets.”

Related Resources

Video: 2015 #AuditorProud Highlights

Video: What to Expect When You Choose a Career in Auditing!

Infographic: Did You Know? Cool Facts about the Profession

Infographic: Strengths and Skills that Great Auditors Possess

Infographic: Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Public Company Auditing