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Audit profile

Auditor (AD, CAST)

To find out more watch the video from some of the officials who work with us in this area: Alexsei (European Commission, DG HR), Irene (European Court of Auditors) and Nicole (European Commission, DG HOME).


As an extremely complex organisation, the EU has demanding requirements in financial, performance and internal auditing. EU institutions put in place the policies that affect the lives of 500 million people in 28 EU countries.

The work of EU auditors, relating to internal and external audits, involves:

  • examining financial management processes
  • conducting inspections
  • improving control systems
  • advising on methodologies
  • closely supporting senior decision-makers
  • training non-specialist personnel
  • supervising and mentoring colleagues

Contract staff may also be employed to carry out auditing tasks.


Podcast: Life as an EU Official – Audit
Video: Life at the European Court of Auditors


Qualifications (indicative)

You must have:

  • a good command of at least 2 European languages (one of which must be English, French or German)
  • an appropriate degree or professional qualification (or be graduating this year) for entry at Grade AD 5
  • several years’ relevant experience, to join us at a more senior level (Grade AD 7).

Requirements may vary for contract staff, especially for those employed as assistant auditors.