Reader-Friendly Audit Writing

Programme Objectives Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand IIA Audit Report standards
  • Identify and avoid common errors in audit writing
  • Acquire techniques and process for writing succinct audit compliance reports

Programme Outline

  • Understand IIA Standards for Audit Reports
  • Analysing reader’s needs and expectations
  • Common errors to avoid in writing Audit Reports
  • 10 C Guidelines for improved Audit Reports
  • 7Ps of the writing process to get started without delay
  • What senior management expect of your Audit Reports
  • Format and Layout of Audit reports
  • Getting started when writing with detailed findings and research
  • Planning your draft and overcoming audit writer’s block
  • Using the Inverted Pyramid top down structure
  • Highlighting key points for quick reading
  • Devices for easier reading
  • Examples of Audit Reports for review
  • Checklist of effective Audit Reports and Proposals

CPD hours:6 Fee: CRA members AU$400 Non-members AU$800 Presenter: Mr. Markus Lion, FCCA, CPA, CRA Mr. Lion has extensive experience working within the financial markets sector in Asia. He has deep technical knowledge covering listed companies, multinationals, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions due diligence gained over 18 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was also the CFO of one of the largest financial institutions in Singapore. He is both a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Fellow Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) and has provided advisory services to many public listed companies, multinationals and government-linked companies on the development of financial reporting standards, corporate governance and risk management, and changes in regulatory environment.