What is the role of the Auditor?
All businesses have income and expenses. They have to pay their bills. Businesses take inventories. Auditors come in with their computers and see that the checks were deposited in the proper accounts. That the the expenses were put into the correct columns and that the figures are what the management says they are. It is at that point that fraud may be found. The accountant at Arthur Anderson did not point out that the officials at Enron corporation had stolen money. He was a bad auditor. He did not do his job.