MBTI® Test ESTJ Auditors

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code:  Conventional, Enterprising, Investigative (CEI) (GOT)

After completing a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) T­est you can not only gain a better grasp as to who you are as an individual, but also open a window into your subconscious, allowing you to focus on your unique attributes. This provides you with the knowledge you need to find a career that is best suited for you. One popular line of ESTJ careers include auditors, who are well suited at handling and managing different undertakings as they examine and analyze accounting records for various purposes. They have a drive to find solutions for problems and focusing on the environment around them, trusting information that they find empirically sound. This resonates with the Extroverted Thinking with Introverted Sensing (ESTJ) MBTI Test personality type. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

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On any given day, persons in auditor ESTJ careers positions often find themselves performing a large range of different analytical and procedural tasks related to their respective projects. These tasks can include preparing detailed reports on audit findings as well as examining and evaluating financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity. Auditors can also examine whether an organization’s objectives are reflected in its management activities, and whether employees understand the objectives. They spend a fair amount of their time reviewing data about material assets, net worth, liabilities, capital stock, surplus, income, and expenditures.

Another very important role that auditors take on sees them take control of collecting and analyzing data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies. Similarly, they report to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommend changes in operations and financial activities.

A high knowledge in economics, accounting and general mathematics are key for individuals entering the accounting career path. Depending on the specific position, knowledge of business and management principles covering areas such as strategic planning, human and material resource allotment, and leadership techniques may also be highly beneficial. In our current digital age, a strong knowledge of computers and various business related electronic devices and software is also critical for optimal efficiency.

Individuals entering this field need to logically solve problems while maintaining a strong attention to detail. This field values individuals that take initiative in this field that requires an individual to remain dependable in highly stressful situations. It tends to attract independent workers who focus on achievement and look for and value recognition for their hard work.

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Due to the higher level of cognitive reasoning and critical decision making requirements of this career, auditors generally require a four-year bachelor’s degree, a considerable amount of related on the job experience, and/or training in vocational schools, in addition to several years of on-the-job training. Thoroughly exploring the strengths and potential challenge areas associated with your MBTI personality type can be a powerful asset when deciding whether the auditor career path is right for you.

Below are employment trends for Auditors:

  • Median wage: $34.40 hourly, $71,550 annually
  • Employment: 1,424,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Average (4% to 6%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 146,000

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ESTJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ESTJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Auditor, Commercial Pilot, Computer-ATM-Office Machine Repairer, Construction Manager, Correctional Officer & Jailer, Criminal Investigator, Home Health Aide, Personal Financial AdvisorPolice & Fire & Ambulance Dispatcher, Sheriff & Deputy Sheriff.

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1. Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)

2. Introduction to Type and Careers (Allen L. Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)

3. Summary Report for: 13-2011.02 – Auditors. (2012). Retrieved July 22, 2014, from http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.02

4. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)