Art of Internal Audit Report Writing Training Seminar - Harrisburg, PA(CCS)

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Art of Internal Audit Report Writing Training Seminar - Harrisburg, PA(CCS)

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Audit Reports can significantly lose their effectiveness if not written professionally with a purpose.

Communication for the auditor is a fine art and, once perfected, can take on more importance than the audit itself. One of the primary responsibilities of the internal audit function is to communicate how an organization needs to change its behavior.

Persuasive communication is thus an essential skill for all auditors. Each internal audit activity carries with it the need to objectively communicate and operate within the elements of change. The auditor's communication skills start with an understanding of the stakeholders that are not "internal audit nerds". The auditor must use both oral and written communications to move the organization to better manage all risks.

CCS's training addresses the core elements to achieve organizational change. True change can occur when the audit function operates within the following elements: urgency, power, vision, open communications, openness to change, win-win goals and institutionalization of new behaviors.

Auditors will come out of this training with better oral and written communication skills. The presentation covers all types and levels of internal audit reporting. 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.

In this highly interactive CPE seminar, you will learn how to eliminate the administrative burden of writing reports and produce reports that are easy to write, easy to read, and easy to understand.

This timely, one-day CPE seminar is designed for internal auditors and others who have to create effective business and audit reports.

Follow the below links for further detail information:

. Seminar Highlights

. Learning Objectives

. Key Issues on the Agenda

Each attendee will receive 8 Auditing CPE Hours (YB). A certificate of completion will be provided.

Seminar Highlights

- 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

- Attendees will see how to write with greater clarity

- Attendees will learn how to present complex information simply for readers to comprehend

- Attendees will understand the importance of the purpose of the report before they begin writing

- Attendees will recognize the needs of their audience

- Attendees will learn how to use illustrations

- Attendees will produce final drafts to make the "write" impression with their superiors

Key Issues on the Agenda


Section 1 - Introduction and Overview

- Top Challenges with Audits and Reports

- Magnificent Seven of Audit Reporting

- Auditor Skills: People, Time Management and Demeanor - What is a "Report"?

- Auditor Guidance from the "Standards"

Section 2 - Effective Audit Communications

- Feelings

- The dilemma

- Audit communication skills - planning - conducting - concluding

- Know the audience

- Organize content for the human

- Audience adaptation

- Situation - Problem - Implication - Needs to be done

Section 3 - Components of the Audit Report

- The Audit Life Cycle

- Procedure - Evidence - Reporting

- Contents

- Executive Needs

- Auditor Needs

- Audit Findings

- Audit Recommendations

Section 4 - High Level Focus: Executive Summary

- Big Issues - Accomplishments - What Needs to be Done - Auditor Summary - Who - What - When - Where - Why

- Scope

- Opinions?

Section 5 - The Hard Facts: Audit Findings

- Testing Controls

- Feasible?

- Risk Ranked Findings

- Effective Audit Findings

Section 6 - Recommendations and Corrective Action

- IIA Standard 2410

- S.M.A.R.T. Recommendations

- Best Practices

Section 7 - Audit Opinions and Risk Factors

- Big Impact!!

- Audit Rating, Score or Grade

- Rating with the "Internal Control Maturity Model

Section 8 - Audit Report Formatting

- Type Faces and Sizes

- Text Justification

- Formats for "Findings" Sections

- Specialized Reporting

Section 9 - Optimizing the Audit Reporting

- Visual Presentation

- Structure, Content and Organization

- Transitions, Flow and Coherence

- Sentences and Paragraphs

- Tone

- Conciseness and "Word Economy"

- Proof Reading and Peer-Reviews

- Format

Section 10 - Summary and Wrap-Up

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Corporate Compliance Seminars has been created by experts who enjoy providing CPE classroom training, workshops and consulting on internal controls, internal auditing and accounting related subjects. We have focused on SOX, COSO, PCAOB, COBIT, GRC, IFRS, AICPA, GAO and IIA Standards.

Our programs are CPE for professionals with CPA, CGA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CMA and CA designations.

Corporate Compliance Seminars presents CPE to auditors, compliance and IT professionals, Boards of Directors and Audit Committees. We examine the details of risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, Model Audit Rule compliance, auditing, internal controls, IT security and compliance, and fraud prevention and detection.

Corporate Compliance Seminars allows the attendee to earn Official NASBA CPE credit.

Our seminars focus on the details of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR), Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control Frameworks, ISACA's Control Objectives over Information Technology (COBIT), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Open Compliance & Ethics Group's (OCEG) Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) methodology, PCAOB's Auditing Standard 5 (AS5), AICPA auditing standards and the future conversion from GAAP to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Our seminars provide CPE for the CPA, CFE, CIA, CISA, auditors and others with effective and engaging training.

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