Communicating the Audit Results
How can the internal auditor communicate with the entire set of stakeholders?
A significant amount of time is committed to any internal audit and communicating the results.
Effective communication of audit results helps foster a constructive relationship between management and internal audit, increases the rate of resolution of observations and recommendations, and improves efficiency of the internal audit department.
For management, reports serve as a window into daily operations, a means to evaluate operating performance, a source of objective information about controls and operations, and as a facilitator for gaining support of upper management for issues requiring attention.
For internal auditors, reports enable audit follow-up, provide a means to teach and train audit staff, summarize results of audit work and support the auditor's performance evaluation.
The goal of effective reporting is to help ensure stakeholders' understanding of the issues, the risk and impact to operations and to share practical solutions. This can be achieved by implementing simple best practices.
This timely 4 CPE event is designed for internal auditors and others with a need to create more effective internal audit reports.
The cost of this internal audit training course is $120.00 for the first attendee from a single organization.
Each attendee will receive 2 CPE Hours (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.
Program Level of Understanding: Basic
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based
NASBA Field(s) of Study: Business Ethics
CPE Credits: 2, based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour
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
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 Concepts on the Agenda
Section 1 - Introduction and Overview
Section 2 - Effective Audit Communications
Section 3 - Components of the Audit Communications
Section 4 - How to Get Organizational Change
Section 5 - Optimizing Communications
Section 6 - Summary and Wrap-Up