You Just Have to be an Average Student to Get Selected in this Profession – says Senior Auditor, Government of Uttar Pradesh

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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Confidential
Profession – Audit
Designation – Senior Auditor
Organisation – Audit, Government of Uttar Pradesh
Age – 55
City – Gaya
Work Experience (Years) – 27
Under-Graduation – B. Com, Allahabad University
Professional Qualification – CA

Please give us a summary of your Career.

Auditing was my first job. I started in the year 1991 and my designation was Auditor. I spent 27 years there with many ups and downs. And Currently, I am appointed as a Senior Auditor.
My responsibility is to audit various departments of the government of Uttar Pradesh to see that proper utilization of government funds, grant etc is being done. After each Audie, a report is prepared against fund utilization for it.
I was selected through subordinate services exam organized by Uttar Pradesh public service commission. The commission organizes this exam every year. After passing this exam, you will be posted in a local fund audit department of Uttar Pradesh as an auditor

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as an Auditor.

Auditing of various government departments and organizations. I have to travel from place to place for auditing purpose. A report is prepared after each audit and it is sent to the relevant department for compliance. Each Audit team consists of both technical and non-technical people. Main work of an Auditor is to examine books of accounts related to finance and to see if the organization is spending funds judiciously.
The Audit is done by teams which are appointed by the Government. And if there is any major issue, then we report it to the government.


Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Often
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Very Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky

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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

Firstly, B.Com. is needed and then you have to appear for public service commission exam conducted by Uttar Pradesh Government.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Easy Going
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
Helpful
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
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Importance of Education in the Profession of an Auditor

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful as an Auditor?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful as Auditor?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

NA

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

NA

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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as an Auditor?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing the pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

The job of an Auditor is not very stressful. Just easy-going and completing the work on time is needed.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join the profession of an Auditor?

It is a very easy going job, which doesn’t require you to take much pressure of work. Selection in this profession is very easy. You just have to be an average student.
It is also a very respectable job and you carry out a very important function of the Government.
It is not much time-consuming, but negligence is not acceptable in this field.
This job ensures that you have the thorough knowledge of law and government orders.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as an Auditor?

Everyone expects the report to be fair and there shouldn’t be even a slight mistake. This is sometimes very stressful.
The reports are sometimes too long and it becomes very exhausting. And sometimes facts are buried deep in paperwork and it’s tough to find those.
Some Auditors don’t have the technical knowledge. But still, they do it and make a mess out of it, which other team members have to clean it up or owe it collectively as a team.
This is a teamwork every audit report is dependent on other group members knowledge.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Job (Annual Family Income up to 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Difficult
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

If taken back to 10th / 12th, I will choose a medical line because that profession is a respectable profession.

 


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