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Auditor

Auditor is a person, firm or partnership which audits books and accounts. Audits can be external, that is independent from the company, or 9 auditor internal, that is members of staff who examine a company’s internal controls. External auditors are appointed by the company’s directors and voted by the AGM. In the USA, audited accounts are only required by corporations which are registered with the SEC, but in the UK all limited companies must provide audited annual accounts if they exceed the size criteria for audit exemption.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Auditor
- A hearer or listener.
- A person appointed and authorized to audit or examine an account or accounts, compare the charges with the vouchers, examine the parties and witnesses, allow or reject charges, and state the balance.
- One who hears judicially, as in an audience court.
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