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Art of Internal Audit Report Writing

Art of Internal Audit Report Writing

Welcome to our immersive CPE event: "Mastering the Craft of Internal Audit Report Writing". This unique learning experience is meticulously designed for those dynamic professionals who are eager to perfect the art of composing influential and potent internal audit reports.


Our aim is to enhance your skills in writing internal audit reports that not only communicate effectively but also foster meaningful changes. We'll guide you in creating an optimal internal audit report format, shaping a roadmap for improvements that boost your organization's productivity and efficacy.


In this vibrant and interactive learning space, we will decode the essential components of crafting persuasive audit reports. You'll acquire the knack of translating intricate data into coherent, persuasive, and professional narratives - a quintessential skill in today's fast-paced business world.


But we don't stop at theory - we bring it alive with tangible examples and case studies, showcasing the practical implementation of these principles. Whether you're an auditor seeking to polish your report writing acumen, or a professional aiming to articulate audit findings more effectively, this course extends priceless insights and actionable wisdom.


By the end of this enriching event, you'll gain more than just the know-how of crafting effective audit reports. You will be able to create the right intenral audit report format for each situation. You'll master the finesse to present complex data in an engaging and comprehensible way, equipping you to compose impactful audit reports that spur action and ensure adherence to organizational norms and regulations.


Each participant will be awarded 8 CPE Event Hours (YB) and a certificate of completion.


So, why wait? Register for this enlightening CPE event and elevate your audit report writing abilities. Together, let's embark on this thrilling voyage of knowledge and advancement!

  • Details on Event Presentation

    Offered on Wednesday-Thursday once every six weeks in two four hour sessions for 8 CPE credits.

    The sessions will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central Time Zone. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. each day.

    We can schedule private courses on internal audit on your timetable for two or more attendees.

  • CPE Event Highlights

    The seminar reviews and answers the following questions:

    • Audit communications defined

    • Best Practices in creating within the audit process

    • What to include and not include in audit communications

    • Essential sections of each type of audit communications

    • How to properly document credibility determinations

    • Principles of clear and concise report writing

    • How to sift through the relevant audit evidence

    CCS is your special source for internal audit course and IT audit training both in-person and via webinars.

  • Learning Objectives

    Attendees will:

    • Understand how to organize audit reports

    • See how to write with greater clarity

    • Learn how to present complex information simply for readers to comprehend

    • Understand the importance of the purpose of the report before they begin writing

    • Recognize the needs of their audience

    • Learn how to use illustrations

    • Produce final drafts to make the "write" impression with their superiors

  • Key Issues on the Agenda


    Section 1 - Introduction and Overview

    • Top Challenges with Audits and Reports

    • Magnificent Seven of Audit Reporting

    • Auditor Skills: People, Time Management and Demeanor - What is a "Report"?

    • Auditor Guidance from the "Standards"

    Section 2 - Effective Audit Communications

    • Feelings

    • The dilemma

    • Audit communication skills - planning - conducting - concluding

    • Know the audience

    • Organize content for the human

    • Audience adaptation

    • Situation - Problem - Implication - Needs to be done

    Section 3 - Components of the Audit Report

    • The Audit Life Cycle

    • Procedure - Evidence - Reporting

    • Contents

    • Executive Needs

    • Auditor Needs

    • Audit Findings

    • Audit Recommendations

    Section 4 - High-Level Focus: Executive Summary

    • Big Issues - Accomplishments - What Needs to be Done - Auditor Summary - Who - What - When - Where - Why

    • Scope

    • Opinions?

    Section 5 - The Hard Facts: Audit Findings

    • Testing Controls

    • Feasible?

    • Risk Ranked Findings

    • Effective Audit Findings

    Section 6 - Recommendations and Corrective Action

    • IIA Standard 2410

    • S.M.A.R.T. Recommendations

    • Best Practices

    Section 7 - Audit Opinions and Risk Factors

    • Big Impact!!

    • Audit Rating, Score or Grade

    • Rating with the "Internal Control Maturity Model

    Section 8 - Audit Report Formatting

    • Type Faces and Sizes

    • Text Justification

    • Formats for "Findings" Sections

    • Specialized Reporting

    Section 9 - Optimizing the Audit Reporting

    • Visual Presentation

    • Structure, Content and Organization

    • Transitions, Flow and Coherence

    • Sentences and Paragraphs

    • Tone

    • Conciseness and "Word Economy"

    • Proof Reading and Peer-Reviews

    • Format

    Section 10 - Summary and Wrap-Up

  • NASBA Program Disclosure

    Program Level of Understanding: Basic

    Prerequisites: None

    Advance Preparation: None

    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

    NASBA Field(s) of Study: Auditing

    CPE Credits: 8, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour

  • Summary of the Subject Matter

    This CPE event "Art of Internal Audit Report Writing" immerses participants in the artistry and precision required for crafting impactful internal audit reports. This CPE event is focused on improving internal audit report wrtiing skills and the reports effectiveness in creating change.This event delves into the essential components of an effective internal audit report, emphasizing the significance of clear, concise, and influential communication.

    Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into structuring compelling narratives that convey audit findings, recommendations, and insights with clarity and persuasiveness. Moreover, the seminar aims to equip professionals with the skills to tailor their reports to diverse stakeholders, ensuring that the reports resonate with their intended audience. By delving into the nuances of internal audit report writing, this event serves as a valuable resource for auditors and compliance professionals, offering practical guidance for enhancing the impact and value of their audit reports.

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