Enhanced (Audit) Report Writing: An Objective Based Approach

Instructor: Connie Valencia 
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  • Duration: 60 Min

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This webinar on Audit Report Writing will show how you can create objective based audit reports. You will refresh your report writing skills and learn how to capture the attention and create a sense of urgency among your audience.

Why Should You Attend:

The 80 / 20 Rule generally states that 80% of your output comes from 20% of your inputs. All too often, Internal Auditors find themselves on the wrong side of the 80/20 rule-- only 20% of our results are reflected in the audit report. Then, it’s reasonable to presume that your stakeholders and clients are judging you on only 20% of your work. And we wonder why people don’t realize the value to internal audit.

During this presentation you will learn valuable techniques that will maximize your communication, by enhancing your audit reports and to avoid the topsy-turvy 80/20 rule. Learn proven and practical tips to create objective based audit report that will capture the attention and create a sense of urgency among your audience.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course you will learn how to

  • Engage your Audience with a strong Premise / Introduction.
  • Simplify the facts; yet be specific. Explain the relationship between the cause and effect
  • Summarize your premise and state your call to action

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

1. The 80/20 Rule.

  • 80/20 Rule.
  • Audit report reflects only 20% of the audit results-- Internal Auditors are topsy tursvey: 20/80 rule.
  • Find the value in your audit report.

2. Report Writing should be Objective Based

  • Your premise, your purpose. Answers the question: Why does this matter?
  • Risks that threaten your premise should create a sense of urgency.
  • The measurement of the threat to your premise should create a call to action.

3. Report Structure

  • Premise: Tell them what you're going to tell them.
  • Body: Tell them.
  • Closing: Tell them what you told them.

4. Client Case Studies

  • Find your premise and put it in the opening sentence.
  • Create a sense of urgency.
  • Report financial data in financial format.
  • A picture speaks a thousand words, use art work in your audit report.

5. Summary

  • Practice What You Preach.
  • Thinking Outside the Box.
  • Closing Thoughts.

Who Will Benefit:

This program will benefit

  • Board Members
  • VP's and Executives
  • Audit / GRC Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Professionals who write business reports

Instructor Profile:

Connie Valencia, is a risk and strategy advisor with over a decade of experience in leading complex / global audit functions.  A Seasoned Audit Executive experienced in reporting to high profile audit committees and executives she specializes in implementing and designing Enterprise Risk Management platforms.  She is a Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) consultant that applies both financial and internal audit experience.  Her client experience ranges from start up to fortune 5000 companies. A Pragmatic thinker with practical, easy to implement solutions.

  • 11 years of experience in ERM / GRC platforms, SOX consulting and Internal audit
  • Expertise in Risk Management Best Practices and Business Process Transformation
  • In-depth knowledge of all COSO frameworks (including COSO: ERM and COSO SOX), ISO 31000, IPPF Standards from the IIA
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certification of Controls Self Assessment
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