Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In
The Institute of Internal Auditors North AmericaBreadcrumb SeparatorTraining and EventsBreadcrumb SeparatorCoursesBreadcrumb SeparatorAudit Report Writing
Course Description Course Outline Bring Us On Site  

Audit Report Writing

Course Description

Print-friendly Course Description and Outline

​Persuasive communication is an essential skill for auditors at all levels, and high-quality audit reports are a key communication tool. By participating in this course, auditors in all sectors and at all levels will learn what goes into an effective audit observation and how to organize reports that meet professional standards, elicit management action, and communicate crucial messages to executives and board-level readers. By honing these skills, they can distinguish themselves in their current positions and prepare themselves for advancement.

This is a hands-on course that focuses on the organization and structure of audit reports, and includes case study activities for practicing the basics of audit report writing.

Course Duration: 2 day(s)
CPE Hours Available: 16
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Communications
Prerequisites: 
​None
Advance Preparation: 
​None
Delivery Format: eLearning (Group-Internet-Based); On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

​The Audit-Report Writing Task

  • Recognize the criteria for, and importance of, writing audit reports.
  • Explain why audit reports are written.
  • List the readers of your reports.
  • Describe how readers use the reports.
  • Describe limitations placed on your reports and on yourself as a report writer.

Components of Audit Observations

  • Complete the five components of an audit observation.
  • Identify types of criteria.
  • Create condition summaries.
  • Determine levels of cause.
  • Determine levels of effect (or consequence)
  • Create recommendations and action plans.
  • List the components of audit observations.

Audit Report Structure

  • Construct an audit report.
  • Evaluate the importance of the various sections included in audit reports.
  • Apply one of the four formats to write an audit observation.
  • Distinguish the advantages and disadvantages of different report formats.

Quality of Reporting

  • Develop reports that are accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely.
  • Develop coherence.
  • Practice objectivity.
  • Ensure sentence clarity.
  • Rephrase technical terminology.
  • Write with readability and conciseness.

​Most courses can be delivered through on-site training. You might be surprised that the organization leading the profession is just as committed to the delivery of affordable training.

Contact us by calling +1-407-937-1388 or send an e-mail to GetTraining@theiia.org.

LocationsDates
MicroTek Training Facility - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Details and pricing
February 25-26,
2016
eLearning
eSeminar
Details and pricing
May 2-11,
2016
Micro Tek Training Facility - Boston, MA (Burlington)
Boston, MA
Details and pricing
May 26-27,
2016
Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Details and pricing
June 8-9,
2016
St. Edwards University Professional Education Center
Austin, TX
Details and pricing
June 23-24,
2016
eLearning
eSeminar
Details and pricing
July 6-15,
2016
Micro Tek Training Facility- San Francisco, CA (New location)
San Francisco, CA
Details and pricing
August 4-5,
2016
Breakers - Palm Beach
Palm Beach, FL
Details and pricing
August 31-September 1,
2016
eLearning
eSeminar
Details and pricing
September 12-21,
2016
Micro Tek Dallas
Dallas, TX
Details and pricing
September 15-16,
2016
Micro Tek Training Facility-Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
Details and pricing
September 22-23,
2016
Micro Tek Training Facility - Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Details and pricing
October 6-7,
2016
Micro Tek Training Facility - Chicago
Chicago, IL
Details and pricing
October 25-26,
2016
eLearning
eSeminar
Details and pricing
November 7-16,
2016