The art of audit report writing demands far more than simply listing the four elements of a finding – criteria, condition, cause, and effect. Even adding a fifth element, the recommendation, may be insufficient. This boilerplate approach to writing can threaten independent, critical thinking and undermine the entire audit process, ultimately tarnishing the credibility of the auditor. Skilled auditors require a method that aligns what they experienced during the reviewing process with what they compose during the writing process.
This highly specialized webinar offers a deep and useful toolbox of techniques that auditors can use when noting audit observations, drafting objective workpapers, and composing well-structured, detailed, and fluent audit reports.
What You Will Learn
- Determine factors affecting the validity and reliability of a finding
- Assess the appropriate level of detail
- Create a department-specific template to facilitate the writing process
- Draft workpapers based on objective observations
- Employ formatting devices to improve the visual appeal of an audit report
- Choose fluent sentence structure to illuminate ideas
- Develop a precise, clear, concise vocabulary for documenting audit reports
Who should attend
Managerial or auditing staff who write audit reports on programs or business units for internal and external clients or regulatory agencies.