International Audit Report Writing

– How to get better results from your audit reports –

Description:

Participants will learn audit report writing best practices and will apply these tools, techniques and strategies to write stakeholder-focused, action-oriented audit reports that achieve better results. Techniques to persuade in writing, the cultural impact of language, and stakeholder needs are keys to getting easy agreement of findings, risk categorization and recommendations.

Presentation and discussion of each topic will be followed by practice exercises and writing practice. Immediate feedback and coaching successfully closes the learning loop.  A writing assignment is completed prior to the workshop to set a baseline for each participant. Individual feedback will be provided to each participant on day 1.

The key to a successful writing training program is the post-workshop individual coaching: It promotes transfer of learning to the workplace and supports long-term improvement and increased confidence in writing. Each participant will be invited to submit a final case study report for review; feedback will take the form of distance coaching by email and telephone.

Objectives:

  • Learn how to write action-oriented, stakeholder-centered audit reports that get getter results
  • Apply universal best practices in writing so your reports are clear and concise
  • Write well-structured and persuasive audit findings and recommendations so that they are easily agreed
  • Understand how language and culture impact readability and acceptance of findings
  • Gain efficiencies during audit report writing, editing and review process to quicken the time from first draft to final report acceptance

Topics:

  • Stakeholders and their needs
  • Techniques to improve readability of your writing
  • Universal best practices in writing to build active and effective sentences and paragraphs
  • The art of writing findings including criteria, condition, cause, risk and recommendations
  • Persuading in writing specifically for the audit environment
  • Value-added executive summaries
  • Self-monitoring techniques

Training Team

Audit-Championship is a university spin-off. We focus on networking between science and practice. Audit-Championship provides thought leadership and innovative methods to support its customers across all industries in digital transformation. We support audit departments globally as well as national Internal Audit associations with yearly 1.800+ training days and transformation services along an internal audit knowledge value chain.

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We train you and your team on-site, or we can train you online worldwide in the form of a Virtual Training Series: Interactive lecture, discussion, practical example, case studies, reflection.

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