Internal Audit Report Writing Skills

Course Info

Length: 1 Week

City: Kuala Lumpur

Type: In Classroom

Available Dates

  • June-24-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • July-22-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Aug-26-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Sep-23-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Oct-28-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Nov-25-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Dec-23-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

Dates in Other Venues

  • June-17-2024

    London

  • June-17-2024

    Amsterdam

  • June-24-2024

    Istanbul

  • July-01-2024

    Paris

  • July-01-2024

    Singapore

  • July-08-2024

    Barcelona

  • July-08-2024

    Dubai

  • July-15-2024

    London

  • July-15-2024

    Amsterdam

  • July-22-2024

    Paris

  • July-29-2024

    Istanbul

  • July-29-2024

    Singapore

  • Aug-05-2024

    Paris

  • Aug-05-2024

    Singapore

  • Aug-12-2024

    Barcelona

  • Aug-12-2024

    Dubai

  • Aug-19-2024

    London

  • Aug-19-2024

    Amsterdam

  • Aug-26-2024

    Istanbul

  • Sep-02-2024

    Singapore

  • Sep-02-2024

    Paris

  • Sep-09-2024

    Barcelona

  • Sep-09-2024

    Dubai

  • Sep-16-2024

    London

  • Sep-16-2024

    Amsterdam

  • Sep-23-2024

    Paris

  • Sep-30-2024

    Singapore

  • Sep-30-2024

    Istanbul

  • Oct-07-2024

    Paris

  • Oct-07-2024

    Singapore

  • Oct-14-2024

    Dubai

  • Oct-14-2024

    Barcelona

  • Oct-21-2024

    Amsterdam

  • Oct-21-2024

    London

  • Oct-28-2024

    Istanbul

  • Nov-04-2024

    Paris

  • Nov-04-2024

    Singapore

  • Nov-11-2024

    Barcelona

  • Nov-11-2024

    Dubai

  • Nov-18-2024

    London

  • Nov-18-2024

    Amsterdam

  • Nov-25-2024

    Istanbul

  • Dec-02-2024

    Singapore

  • Dec-02-2024

    Paris

  • Dec-09-2024

    Dubai

  • Dec-09-2024

    Barcelona

  • Dec-16-2024

    London

  • Dec-16-2024

    Amsterdam

  • Dec-23-2024

    Paris

  • Dec-30-2024

    Istanbul

  • Dec-30-2024

    Singapore

Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course

Introduction to report writing 

 

·        Value of the audit report 

·        Measuring return 

·        Ensuring a "needs" fit 

·        Maintaining quality control 

·        Elements of written communication 

·        Barriers to written communication 

·        Constructs of written communication 

·        Clear writing techniques

·        The writing acts 

·        Preparing to write 

·        Writing the first draft

The audit report findings and structure 

 

 

·        Audit findings and their presentation 

·        Structuring an audit report 

·        Areas to cover 

·        Determine the audience 

·        Likely findings 

·        Technical appendices 

·        Summarizing working papers into reportable narrative 

·        Use of planning worksheets

Drafting the audit report 

 

 

· Analysing the prospective audience 

· Who the audience is 

· Number of readers 

· Organizational status 

· Knowledge background 

· Attitude to audit 

· Personal agendas

· Hot topics 

· Key stakeholders 

· Writing the draft 

· Scheduling time 

· Writing as you go 

· Structuring your thoughts 

· Draft quickly and polish later 

· Use of clear writing techniques

· Evaluation of the draft 

· Checking for substance and strategy 

· Capturing and maintaining the reader’s attention

Editing the audit report 

 

 

·        Editing the report 

·        Bottleneck 

·        Causes of auditor frustration 

·        The "Kilroy was here" syndrome 

·        Editing for substance, readability, correctness and style 

·        Editing others’ work 

·        Applying appropriate levels of editing 

·        To change or not to change? 

·        Build the writer's pride of authorship 

·        Building a desire to write well

The final audit report 

 

·        Production of the final version 

·        Polishing the report 

·        Deciding distribution 

·        Management responses 

·        Audit replies

·        Selling the report 

·        Writing the summary 

·        Supporting evidence 

·        Conducting report presentations 

·        Responding to questions