Report Writing Techniques for Auditors and Risk Management Professionals

Duration 90 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21G0721

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to understand:

  • Key IIA Standards for writing audit reports
  • Audit report types
  • Key principles for writing audit reports
  • Various audit report components

Overview of the webinar

The information provided in the audit report needs to inform your audit client and sometimes persuade them of your recommendations. The key to writing a focused report is knowing your readers and how they plan to use the report. And because the report is usually read by various people at various levels of the organization, the report must be structured to the understanding of all the readers. There are also certain requirements by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) that must be included in every audit report.

Who should attend?

  • Chief Audit Executives
  • Audit Directors
  • Audit Supervisors
  • Audit Managers
  • Staff Auditors
  • Government Auditors
  • Compliance Auditors
  • Internal Control Specialists
  • Public Accountants
  • Accounting Analysts
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Control Specialists

Why should you attend?

This webinar will provide the basic principles for writing focused audit reports. The audit report represents the result of weeks of reviews, analyses, interviews, and discussions. It is used to provide important information to management on the area you reviewed. And, more importantly, it provides details to the organization on whether the management controls in place are working as intended. How well your report communicates that information is critical to getting management’s acceptance of your findings and their agreement with your recommendations. And ultimately, this demonstrates the value you add to the organization and enhances your chances for future promotions and greater salary increases.

Faculty - Mr.Jonnie T. Keith

Jonnie Keith has been in auditing for over 40 years. He retired in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager (AGM) of Internal Audit with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, Ga. He served in that capacity for over 10 years and was responsible for administering the overall audit activities. At this position, he was also responsible for the review and approval of all internal audit correspondence including audit reports, executive summaries, internal and external correspondence, etc.
Prior to that, he worked at MARTA as the Operational Audit Manager and Senior Contract Compliance Auditor. He also worked at Norfolk Southern Railway (formerly Southern Railway) as a senior operational auditor and started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as a bank examiner.
Jonnie Keith received a BA degree in Economics from Clark Atlanta University (formerly Clark College). His certifications include:
 
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA)
He has been a volunteer seminar instructor for the National Office of the Institute of Internal Auditors for several years. 
 

07-14-2021- Report Writing Techniques for Auditors and Risk Management Professionals.pdf
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