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Definition of 'Auditor'

An auditor is a person or firm that examines the financial statements of a company or other organization to ensure that they are accurate and complete. Auditors are typically certified public accountants (CPAs) or chartered accountants (CAs). The purpose of an audit is to provide assurance to investors and other stakeholders that the financial statements are reliable and can be used to make informed decisions about the company. Auditors also provide recommendations for improving the company's financial reporting practices.

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