Audit Report Writing
Date : 27 SEPTEMBER 2018
Time : 04 : 00 PM EST
Duration : 120 MINUTES

Danny M. Goldberg is a well-known speaker on internal auditing and People-Centric Skills. Danny co-authored People-Centric© Skills: Communication and Interpersonal Skills for Internal Auditors, via Wiley Publications. This is the first book published specifically to address the wide-ranging topic of communication skills for internal auditors. It has been offered through the IIA and ISACA bookstores since July 2015 and has sold over 3,000 copies (through April 2018).

Danny has over 21 years of professional experience, including five years leading/building internal audit functions. Danny was named as one of the Fort Worth Business Press 40 Under 40 for 2014. Danny is also accredited as the Professional Commentator of the Bureau of National Affairs - Internal Audit: Fundamental Principles and Best Practices (Professional Commentator). This book was authored by renowned audit scholars Curtis C. Verschoor and Mort A. Dittenhofer – co-author of Sawyer’s Internal Auditing.

Mr. Goldberg has been recognized as a top speaker at numerous events over the past five years, including

  • Top Rated Speaker, 2016 IIA/ISACA GRC Conference
  • Top Rated Speaker, 2016 ISACA CACS Conference
  • 3rd Ranked Speaker, 2015 IIA All-Star Conference
  • One of the Top-Rated Sessions, 2015 IIA GAM Conference
  • 3rd and 10th rated speaker – 2014 and 2015 ISACA CACS
  • One of the Top-Rated Speakers, 2014 IIA All-Star Conference
  • 4th rated speaker – 2014 IIA All-Star Conference

Mr. Goldberg is a very active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, both at a local and national level.  Leadership roles include

  • Current IIA Dallas Chapter Board Member (2017-2021)
  • Former IIA Fort Worth Chapter Board Member (2014-17)
  • Current IIA Dallas and Fort Worth Chapter Programs Committee Co-Chair (for the past five years)
  • Member of the IIA North America Learning Solutions Committee, 2014

Audit Reports can significantly lose their effect if not written professionally. Writing an audit report is a fine art and, once perfected, can take on more importance than the audit itself. In this course, attendees will learn, in-depth, about each component of an audit report and how to set the correct tense and clarity to gain the most effectiveness.

  • Audit Report Structure
     a. Executive Summary
     b. Observations
     c. Appendices
  • Executive Summary
     a. Audit Summary
     b. Audit Objectives
     c. Audit Scope
     d. Background
     e. Opinion
     f. Overall Report Ratings
     g. Standards Conformance Statement
  • Observation Components
  • Report Optimization
     a. Verb Tenses
     b. Voice Tense
     c. Emotional Words Not to Use
     d. Spelling and Grammar
     e. 10 Common Mistakes that are not Caught in Spell Check
  • Report Review and Writer’s Block
     a. Three Levels of Review
     b. Tone
     c. Modifiers
  • Summary and Wrap-Up

Learning Objective

  • Overview of best practices in effective writing techniques, including effective word usage and what emotional words not to use
  • Best practices in formatting of audit reports, including depth and length
  • Learn how to write an executive summary that has impact and is read by executives

Who Should Attend

Financial, Operational, and Information Technology Auditors who would like to maximize the effectiveness of their audit reports (NASBA Field of Study: Auditing).

  • $300.00