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Audit Report Writing

You will leave this webinar with excellent resources that you can continually turn to during intense, complex audit engagements.

OnDemand
Recorded Thursday,
February 10th, 2022
Presented by Philip Vassallo
2.5 CEU Credits
$279.00 or 1 Token

Includes: 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • Management/Employee Development
  • Auditing
  • Credit Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Trainer

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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.


Philip Vassallo

Instructor Bio

Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 25,000 executive, managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. He has edited major reports for Fortune 500 companies, the US government, and the City of New York. He also writes the popular blog Words on the Line, which offers practical tips for developing writers. Dr. Vassallo has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.


Credit Information

Recommended for 2.5 CEU Credit Hours. After attending this webinar, each attendee can receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CEU Credits.