auditor


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Auditor

1. A person who reviews activities to identify inefficiencies, reduce costs, and otherwise achieve organizational objectives. Auditors may investigate potential theft or fraud and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and policies. They also help ensure the accuracy of reports. Audits are an essential part of a company's efficiency. See also: Internal auditor, External auditor.

2. In taxation, an employee of the tax collection agency who reviews the reports of an individual or company to see if all income, deductions, and/or credits reported accurately reflect reality. This is done to ensure that each individual or company pays his/her/its full tax liability. Audits are conducted on a random basis, or when something appears remiss on a tax return. See also: Tax avoidance, Tax evasion.

auditor

A person who examines an organization's financial records and reports. If the person is an employee of the organization being audited, he or she is known as an internal auditor. If the auditor is not an employee of the organization, he or she is called an external auditor.

auditor

a professional accountant appointed to check the accuracy of a JOINT-STOCK COMPANY'S LEDGER accounts and ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS, and to present an independent report to SHAREHOLDERS on whether the accounts present a true and fair view of the company's affairs.
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But even when the minister's voice grew high and commanding -- when it gushed irrepressibly upward -- when it assumed its utmost breadth and power, so overfilling the church as to burst its way through the solid walls, and diffuse itself in the open air -- still, if the auditor listened intently, and for the purpose, he could detect the same cry of pain.
His companion only gave a sort of a little sigh and was silent for a moment, as if ruminating, then he merely said, "The poor fellow is quite gone," and added some scientific terms in which his auditor once more found himself out of his depth.
There was no distinction between the near and the far, and an auditor felt close to everything within the horizon.
I was not so attentive an auditor as I might have wished to be, however, for Peepy and the other children came flocking about Ada and me in a corner of the drawing-room to ask for another story; so we sat down among them and told them in whispers "Puss in Boots" and I don't know what else until Mrs.
The first auditor whom Messire Miles d'Isliers, doctor in decretals, saw arrive every Monday morning, all breathless, at the opening of the gates of the school of the Chef-Saint-Denis, was Claude Frollo.
You know the auditor told you it was a bad business.
Accordingly, I finished the chapter as slowly as need be, and at the same time as impressively as I could; my auditor listened most attentively all the while, and sincerely thanked me when I had done.
My mother sat opposite, an awe-struck but admiring auditor.
he cried out, as though to an auditor hidden somewhere above him beneath the surface of the slope.
This address caused a considerable change in the physiognomy of my own auditor.
The opinion may smack of vanity, though, in reality, the very springs of conversation reside in that same human, universal itch to thrill the auditor.
She described, with an accuracy that might have raised suspicions of her own movements in the mind of one less simple than her auditor, the manner in which the beasts burst out of the encampment, and the headlong speed with which they had dispersed themselves over the open plain.