Career Research : Quality Engineer

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Career Research: Quality Engineer/ Auditor
In every industry there has always been a need for precision and quality, and from that need there has risen a profession to make sure that the high standards of precision and quality are efficiently met. This profession requires advanced schooling, a specific skill set and the mindset of anything worth doing, is worth doing right. It is a challenging profession, but those who follow through will reap the benefits. This profession is called auditing and those undertaking it, auditors.
Auditing and quality management really picked up in the United States after World War 2, and has a complicated history. The auditing history has always changed throughout history (“History of Auditing”). Auditing
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This however only made the job of auditing more involved as the accounting principles changed, but luckily it got easier with the use of internal controls. Internal controls introduced the needs of testing, instead of a full audit. Soon the invention of computers impacted the auditors’ world making their job easier for the most part. Basically the auditors’ job of certifying and testing companies’ finical statements is paramount in today’s business environment (“History of Auditing”).
Today the job of auditing and managing quality is more prominent mainly because of the Sarbanes Oxley Act (“Sarbanes Oxley”). The Sarbanes Oxley Act was initiated to ensure that all companies would be in compliance with certain safety and quality standards. Sarbanes Oxley Act is meant to protect companies and civilians alike. The Sarbanes Oxley Act requires that CEO’s and CFO’s review all financial reports, so that there are no misinterpretations on the report and make sure that all information is fairly presented. CEO’s and CFO’s are also held accountable for reporting any deficiencies or mistakes in internal accounting controls, and avoiding fraud involving the management of the adult committee (“Sarbanes Oxley”). The Sarbanes Oxley Act also mandates that CEO’s and CFO’s indicate any material changes in internal accounting affairs (“Sarbanes Oxley”). Companies are required to disclose information concerning
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