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Communicating the Audit Results

Biweekly on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. Central Time in one CPE event

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
Prerequisites: None
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

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 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