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Writing for Impact: Effective Audit Report Writing Workshop

EVENT: Writing for Impact: Effective Audit Report Writing Workshop

DATE: February 9-11, 2022

VENUE: Hilton Hotel, Nairobi

Good internal audit report writing skills are crucial for internal auditors. Internal auditor’s report is an important deliverable for every Internal Audit assignment, but it is not an easy thing to do. Internal auditors need to create reports that are clear, logical, and convincing. Writing compelling content requires correct presentation and sequencing of observations and findings. A well-written report can enhance the credibility of both the internal auditor and the Internal Audit function whereas a badly written report can have an adverse effect which can end up putting all the effort into waste.

By participating in this course, auditors at all levels in the public and private sectors 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 three-day course focuses on the organization and structure of audit reports and includes case study activities for practicing the basics of audit reports.

The workshop will cover the following core areas:

  • Report that target audience
  • Bring into play structured writing techniques that maximize acceptance of the audit viewpoint
  • The five C’s approach
  • Process enhancements and corrective action taken during the audit
  • Prioritizing and rating audit findings/ recommendations
  • Report layout that catches readers attention
  • Quality checking detailed findings.

By attending this workshop, participants stand to gain by:

  • Understanding why and how writing is a distinct process
  • Developing skills in the four stages of the writing process - analysis, organization, writing and revision as they apply to report writing for internal audit
  • Analyzing the uses and readers of the audit report and other types of engagement reports
  • Organizing the information in the audit report and other reporting documents
  • Writing and revising reports with the appropriate tone, conciseness, readability, and clarity

Target audience:

  • Internal audit staff
  • Audit supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Those who prepare audit reports or view and use internal audit reports

The workshop will be held from February 9-11, 2022 at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi. Charges are KES 40,000 and KES 45,000 exclusive of VAT for Members and Non-Members respectively. Members in attendance will earn 20 CPD points.


The Institute of Internal Auditors Kenya is an accredited training provider with the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA). The NITA registration number is DIT/TRN/558(25b). Participants who are registered levy contributors can apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. This applies to Kenyan citizens and is subject to NITA regulations. Visit ( ) for more information.



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Event Properties

Event Date 09-02-2022
Event End Date 11-02-2022
Individual Price Members Ksh 40,000, Non-Members Ksh 45,000
Location Nairobi
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