Putting the Quality in Audit Reports


Jonnie Keith has been in auditing over 40 years. He retired in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager of Internal Audit with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, GA. He served in that capacity for over 12 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 Complia........

Overview

How well you communicate that information is critical to getting management?s acceptance of your findings and their agreement with your recommendations. A well-written audit report adds value to your clients by providing information that is:
  • Accurate
  • Objective
  • Clear
  • Concise
  • Constructive
  • Complete
  • Timely
In addition to audit reports, these elements can apply to all kinds of writings including:
  • Executive summaries
  • Fraud investigations
  • Consulting reports
  • Memos
  • General correspondence

Why should you attend this webinar?

The objective of any report is to provide important information to management in the area reviewed. It represents the end result of weeks of reviews, analyses, interviews, and discussions. The quality of that report will have an impact on how well the report is understood and accepted. A report with the best information and recommendations may not be acted upon if the report is poorly written and hard to understand. Poor quality reports can result in management:
  • Misunderstanding the information and making the wrong decisions
  • Getting too little information and making poor decisions
  • Getting too much information and wasting valuable time in making decisions
Ideally, the audit report should provide management with enough information to understand:

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • A review of the audit standards related to audit report quality
  • A detailed review of each of the seven report quality elements:
    1. Accurate
    2. Objective
    3. Clear
    4. Concise
    5. Constructive
    6. Complete
    7. Timely
  • Various quality report exercises

Who can Benefit:



Webinar Id: LSHCJK0012

Training Options:

Duration: 90 mins

 02/08/2019

 10:00 AM PT | 01:00 PM ET

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