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CPE for Government Auditors

Auditing to Support a Meaningful Audit Report


“A very helpful course with relevant and easy to apply content led by a very knowledgeable and engaging instructor.”
– Charlie Johnson, CAE of LCRA February 2016

“Leita is one of the best instructors I have ever had. Leita reaches out to all participants—and doesn’t leave anyone ‘behind’, which is amazing considering the diversity of the class.”
– Basic Audit Skills participant, March 2013

Do you audit first and worry about the report at the end of the project? Maybe you’ve realized that no amount of editing will fix a report for an audit that went off the rails. In this course, we will look at the critical components of an audit report and how to create them – as you audit – so that the reporting process is easy.  Frequent references to audit standards will keep us grounded.

Course objectives include:

  • Sort out insignificant complaints and focus on significant risks
  • Create convincing, implementable and auditable recommendations
  • Generate concise and logical findings in an hour or less
  • Choose methodologies that support conclusions and findings
  • Choose the strongest content for your finding
  • Decide how much detail to share in the report
  • Quantify findings
  • Recognize dangerous tone and language
  • Establish expectations and guidelines for creating a compelling  finding
  • Decide when to pursue the root cause
  • Focusing the report conclusion on a finite, answerable objective
  • Refine the objective and sub-objectives

Program level: Intermediate

Instructional method: Group live instruction

Prerequisites: More than one year of audit experience

Who should attend: Auditors who write or review audit reports

Recommended CPE credit: 16 hours



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