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Writing for Impact: Effective Audit Report Writing Workshop


Timely and proficient communication of internal audit results can increase the effectiveness of governance and risk management, provide opportunities for process improvements, and influence positive change. This course focuses specifically on communicating internal audit results through written reports, and provides guidance on how to do so.

By participating in this course, auditors in all sectors and at all levels will learn what goes into an effective audit observation and how to organize reports that meet professional standards, elicit management action, and communicate crucial messages to executives and board-level readers. By honing these skills, they can distinguish themselves in their current positions and prepare themselves for advancement.

This is a hands-on course that focuses on the organization and structure of audit reports, and includes case study activities for practicing the basics of audit report writing. ​

Course Objectives 

  • Recognize the importance of thinking before writing.
  • Understand the needs of readers and writers.
  • Understand the five components of the audit report.
  • Recognize the importance of identifying cause and impact of audit observations.
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of three report formats.
  • Apply one of the audit report formats.
  • Identify how to improve writing quality.
  • Identify how to develop reports that are accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely.
  • Identify how to present internal audit engagement results to relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify how to develop a follow-up process to monitor and report corrective actions taken by management

The Workshop will be held on 12th -14th February 2020 at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi. Charges are Kshs. 40,000 and Kshs. 45,000 for members and non-members. The Workshop will attract 20 CPD hours.

NITA: The Institute is registered with National Industrial Training Authority (NITA/TRN/558(25b)

For reservation please call us on +254721615863/780615863

Event Properties

Event Date 02-12-2020
Event End Date 02-14-2020
Individual Price Members 40000, Non-Members 45000
Location Hilton Hotel
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