Audit Report Writing
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About This Course
Course Description Persuasive communication is an essential skill for auditors at all levels, and high-quality audit reports are a key communication tool. By participating in this course, auditors in all sectors and at all levels will learn what goes into an effective audit observation and how to organize reports that meet professional standards, elicit management action, and communicate crucial messages to executives and board-level readers. By honing these skills, they can distinguish themselves in their current positions and prepare themselves for advancement.
This is a hands-on course that focuses on the organization and structure of audit reports, and includes case study activities for practicing the basics of audit report writing.
Recognize the importance of thinking before writing.
Understand the needs of readers and writers.
Understand the five components of the audit report.
Recognize the importance ofidentifying cause and impact of audit observations.
Identify advantages and disadvantages of three report formats.
Apply one of the audit report formats.
Identify how to improve writing quality.
Identify how to develop reports that are accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely.
The Audit Report Writing Task
Audit report guidance
Why audit reports are written
Uses and readers of audit reports
Audit report limitations
Components of Audit Observations
Components of an audit observation
Types of criteria
Levels of cause and effect
Recommendations and action plans
Audit Report Structure
Elements of a typical audit report
Audit report formats
Comparisons of audit report structures
Quality of Reporting
Writing-quality guidance and issues
Sentence clarity: modifiers, pronouns, and parallel structure
Active and passive voice
Readability and conciseness
Course Duration : 2 Days
CPE Hours Available : 16
Knowledge Level : Basic
Field of Study : Communications and Marketing
Prerequisites : None
Advance Preparation : None
Delivery Format : eLearning (Group-Internet-Based); On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (GroupLive