Effective Audit Report Writing: Improve the Quality of your Audit Reports through Advanced Techniques
Course "Effective Audit Report Writing: Improve the Quality of your Audit Reports through Advanced Techniques" has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant΄s RAC recertification upon full completion.
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
Understand the report writing provisions in the Standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Write audit reports that meet the needs of your audit clients and prompts them to take action on your recommendations.
Write audit findings using the five elements of an audit observation: criteria, condition, cause, consequences, and corrective action
Understand the typical audit report structure for various types of reports
Understand the mandatory information required for every audit report and other best practices.
Improve the quality of your audit reports through techniques that address tone, clarity, conciseness, and accuracy
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Why should you attend?
The audit report represents the end result of weeks of reviews, analyses, interviews and discussions. It is used to provide information to management on the area you reviewed. And, more importantly, the report brings issues to their attention that needs to be addressed. How well you communicate that information is critical to getting the results you are seeking.
The keys to an effective audit report are:
Knowing your reader and how to craft an audit report that will get their attention.
Understanding the IIA Standards for report writing
Developing the best audit report structure for your situation
Knowing how to write effective audit findings
Understanding techniques to enhance the quality and looks of your report
Day 1 Schedule
Lecture 1: Introductions
Lecture 2: IIA Audit Report Writing Standards
Criteria for Communicating
Quality of Communication
Lecture 3: Audit Report Writing Purpose
Who Will Read the Report
How Will They Use the Report
Lecture 4: Audit Report Types
Day 2 Schedule
Lecture 5: Audit Report Quality
Lecture 6: Audit Report Enhancements
Lecture 7: Elements of an Audit Report
Standard Conformance Statement
Lecture 8: Elements of an Audit Finding
Lecture 9: Recap/Q&A
Jonnie T. Keith
Experienced Internal Audit Consultant and Audit Instructor
Jonnie Keith has been in auditing over 40 years. He retired in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager (CAE) of Internal Audit with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, Ga. (the ninth largest transit system in the country). He served in that capacity for over 10 years and was responsible for administering the overall audit activities including:
Providing the Board of Directors, the General Manager/CEO (GM/CEO), MARTA Management and appropriate government entities with independent analysis, appraisals, and recommendations concerning operational, information technology, and contract compliance audits;
Directing the day-to-day activities for three audit branches: Operational Audit, Information Technology Audit, and Contract Compliance Audit;
Developing an annual risk-based audit program consistent with MARTA΄s goals and objectives;
Deploying audit resources to implement the annual audit plan efficiently and effectively;
Reviewing and approving all audit programs for Operational, Information Technology, and Contract Compliance 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 (formally 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
He has been a volunteer seminar instructor for the Institute of Internal Auditors for several years and has taught numerous classes including:
He currently provides audit consultation and audit training through webinars and on-site workshops. He also teaches a CIA Review Course for Emory University Continuing Education.
He has been married for over 44 years and has two adult daughters and three grandchildren. He and his wife authored the book: Tied Together - The Marriage Trinity.