A new survey finds communication and critical thinking skills in demand among auditors
By Joseph McCafferty
May 4, 2016
A new survey is out about the skills that audit leaders are looking to add to their departments and you may be surprised at what tops the list. Cybersecurity chops? Nope, that ranked twelfth. Financial acumen? Tenth.
The top skills that chief audit executives say they are looking for are critical thinking and communications. Those are the only skills that more than half of respondents cited in the top five traits they are seeking. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of the CAE's polled ranked analytical and critical thinking skills among the top five things they look for when recruiting new internal auditors, while just over half (51 percent) said they want candidates with communication skills.