One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who conducts an audit.‘the company is required to appoint auditors at each general meeting’‘external auditors report on the financial statements’
examiner, checker, scrutinizer, scrutineer, investigator, surveyor, assessor, appraiser, reviewer, analystView synonyms
- ‘More than ever, external auditors will be conducting their examinations with an extra dose of professional scepticism.’
- ‘It remained liable for the monitoring of the company, even when external auditors were appointed.’
- ‘Frequently lacking any background in finance and accounting, these directors were rarely in a position to challenge management or external auditors.’
- ‘External auditors are barred from consulting work.’
- ‘Investigators are reported to have documents in which company managers and external auditors allegedly drew the attention of the management board to the property valuations.’
- ‘The independence rules require that auditors refrain from investing in companies that they audit, to ensure objective, truthful reporting and opinion.’
- ‘The Companies (Auditing and Accounting) Bill would require more exacting scrutiny by auditors and accountants.’
- ‘The auditors have also informed the council they will be arriving to go through the accounts of the charter celebrations.’
- ‘Governors will in future directly appoint and manage external auditors on fair trading, rather than through an Executive department.’
- ‘Not just for accountants but for managers, auditors, share-holders and company directors, the world is now a different place.’
- ‘For example, auditors study internal audit reports and results to determine areas for audit emphasis as well as potential cost savings.’
- ‘He stressed that the accounts have been audited internally, are open to public inspection and will be assessed by an external auditor.’
- ‘The quality of the information is based on the board asking the right questions of the external auditors, hence the need for qualified financial experts.’
- ‘Dublin City Council's auditors are conducting a study on how much taxi drivers are losing.’
- ‘Companies are hiring outside auditors to investigate whether abuses occurred in any of their funds.’
- ‘American lawyers say that it is almost impossible to sue external auditors for the debacle.’
- ‘Far from merely scrutinising financial operations like external auditors, internal auditors look at the broader picture too.’
- ‘He has ordered government auditors to conduct a study on the use of secret funds and report findings by year end.’
- ‘The decision to appoint an external auditor for the bank is the mandate of the board of governors, a body superior to the board of directors.’
- ‘The internal audit committee must agree with the appointment of external auditors.’
- ‘Also gone are the days when the external auditors may perform the internal audit function.’
2A listener.‘so low was Deems's voice that his auditors had to give it close attention’
- ‘It buys you a moment to get used to being on stage, it gives you a chance to speak out loud and to steady your voice and it establishes a relationship with the auditors.’
- ‘I sat in my auditor's seat listening to her.’
- 2.1North American A person who attends a class informally without working for credit.
Middle English: from Old French auditeur, from Latin auditor, from audire ‘to hear’.
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