WEBINAR

Audit Report Writing Webinar

CFT Credits: 0.25

This highly specialized webinar offers a deep and useful toolbox of techniques that auditors can use when noting audit observations, drafting objective workpapers, and composing well-structured, detailed, and fluent audit reports.

Webinar Description and Audience

The art of audit report writing demands far more than simply listing the four elements of a finding – criteria, condition, cause, and effect. Even adding a fifth element, the recommendation, may be insufficient. This boilerplate approach to writing can threaten independent, critical thinking and undermine the entire audit process, ultimately tarnishing the credibility of the auditor. Skilled auditors require a method that aligns what they experienced during the reviewing process with what they compose during the writing process.

This highly specialized webinar offers a deep and useful toolbox of techniques that auditors can use when noting audit observations, drafting objective workpapers, and composing well-structured, detailed, and fluent audit reports.

The program begins with a case study to illustrate each element of an audit checklist, with a close focus on objective reporting. It then uncovers problems of ensuring validity and reliability of findings and determining root cause. The webinar then drills down to a deeper level to organize audit content based on time-tested principles of structure. The rest of the session covers the two pillars of writing style: syntax (word order) and diction (word choice) – each of which poses numerous pitfalls that can compromise the integrity and objectivity of an audit report.

Reviewing understandable, pertinent examples from various auditing disciplines, you will learn how to remedy the greatest roadblocks to clear thinking through writing and how to cultivate a convincing, authoritative style. You will leave this webinar with excellent resources that you can continually turn to during intense, complex audit engagements.

What You Will Learn:

•Determine factors affecting the validity and reliability of a finding
•Assess the appropriate level of detail
•Create a department-specific template to facilitate the writing process
•Draft workpapers based on objective observations
•Employ formatting devices to improve the visual appeal of an audit report
•Choose fluent sentence structure to illuminate ideas
•Develop a precise, clear, concise vocabulary for documenting audit reports

Who Should Attend?

Managerial or auditing staff who write audit reports on programs or business units for internal and external clients or regulatory agencies.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.

Webinar Viewing Options

LIVE WEBINAR:

INCLUDES SEVEN DAYS OF ONDEMAND PLAYBACK!  With this option, you will participate in the webinar (via the internet) as it is being presented. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. Participants can type and send their questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate in the same room.

SIX MONTH ONDEMAND VIDEO RECORDING:

With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. The weblink will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for up to six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.

CD-ROM VIDEO RECORDING:

If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. With this option, you will receive a download of the PowerPoint slides and a CD-ROM Recording (featuring PowerPoint presentation with audio) of the webinar via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.

IN-HOUSE:

Webinars can be scheduled and offered exclusively for your company. They can even be customized to best fit your needs. To find out more, please complete the in-house request form found in the Schedule and Registration Information section below.

Register Here!

Choose the viewing option that best suits your needs. Live Webinar times are shown as Eastern Time. You can choose to pay by credit card or invoice when you register. CFT Credit will be awarded to the registrant, unless directed otherwise (additional attendees can also receive credit for an additional fee). CFT Webinars are powered by Total Training Solutions!

Webinar DateStart TimeEnd DateEnd TimeViewing Options - See Descriptions AbovePrice
07/26/18Archived CD-ROM Video Recording$345.00Order
07/26/18Archived Six Month On-Demand Recording$295.00Order
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