A well written internal audit report finding is both clear and concise and tells the reader the root cause of the issue and the risks involved.
This course is comprised of five modules which look at various aspects of the process once the audit fieldwork is complete. First, it uses root cause analysis to determine exactly what the problem is and then moves on to discuss the target audience, grammar and punctuation and the difference between review and edit.
The third module focuses on clear and concise writing, eliminating duplication, cutting the fat and the important concept of active versus passive. The use of precis is then examined to help discriminate between the essential and non-essential detail with a view to ensuring that when collating the details of the findings the sense of order and proportion is retained.
The final module gives the delegate a route map or template on how to get the words on paper to achieve their goal.
The course is designed for the auditor who is now responsible for the preparation of report findings for inclusion in the audit report.
- Root Cause Analysis
- What Makes A Good Report?
- Clear and Concise
- The Art of Precis
- The Audit Finding
A knowledge check follows modules two and three. You must attain 80% or more to pass. Modules four and five require the submission of written work based on material supplied, which will be returned with a model answer.
300 minutes of elearning with 60 minutes of learning checks and assignments.
The user will receive a certificate in pdf format upon successful completion of the course and knowledge check.
Each purchase is for a licence for a single user. The user has access to all the course material for 6 (six) months via our web based elearning platform.
Course Author (Chris Hollands):
The course is written and presented by Chris Hollands, a Chartered Accountant.
Chris Hollands is Managing Director of TomJak, the owner of The Audit Report Expert. He has over 40 years of experience in banking and financial services and has held a number of senior executive positions. He has expertise in internal audit, financial crime (particularly AML and sanctions) as well as audit report writing, project management and audit leadership mentoring.