independent auditor

Definition

A Certified Public Accountant who provides a company with an accountant's opinion but who is not otherwise affiliated with the company.

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When a terminated employee accused ACME Co. of malfeasance, the chief finance officer hired an independent auditor to reassure their employees and investors.

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Much as magicians demonstrate to the audience that they have nothing up their respective sleeves, companies use independent auditors in order to demonstrate to the shareholders that their financial records are being audited impartially.

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To avoid a conflict of interest, Company XYZ elected to hire an Independent Auditor this year to oversee all financial transactions due to the unbiased nature of their position.

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