early 14c., "official who receives and examines accounts;" late 14c., "a listener," from Anglo-French auditour (Old French oieor "listener, court clerk," 13c.; Modern French auditeur), from Latin auditor "a hearer," from auditus, past participle of audire "to hear" (see audience). Meaning "receiver and examiner of accounts" is because this process formerly was done, and vouched for, orally.
1. The auditor has questioned the legality of the contracts.
2. The auditor examines the accounts of all county officers and departments.
3. The very term auditor and audit makes many of us feel uncomfortable.
4. Assist board in assessing the independence of the external auditor.
5. The auditor's independence is regarded as the disciple of a master soul.