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Claudelle von EckChief Executive Officer of the IIA SA

Effective Report Writing (ERW) -21-22 September 2017
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2017/09/21 to 2017/09/22
When: 21-22 September 2017
Registration starts at 8am
Where: Johannesburg
Edenvale, Gauteng 
South Africa
Contact: Project Coordinator: CPD and Events
011 450 1040

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Presenter/s: Leani van Heerden
Duration: 2 Days
CPD Hours: 16
incl VAT
R4 117.55 
R4 694
 R4 990.35
R5 689

How will this course benefit you?

The aim of this course is to enable participants to effectively present the results of their internal audit engagement.

Course Content

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and develop constructive audit findings
  • Discuss audit findings with clients
  • Obtain agreement with management to take corrective actions
  • State the objectives and methods of reporting
  • Develop an audit report outline
  • Compile an effective report and
  • Provide guidance and constructive feedback on a report
  • Introduction and Setting of Objectives
  • The IIA Standards – audit and reporting process
  • The Audit and Reporting Process (as per the Standards)
    • Sources of audit findings
    • Elements of audit findings
    • Determining the audit objective
    • Assessing the condition
    • Establishing the impact
    • Determining the cause / contributing factors
    • Developing the audit finding and recommendation
    • Audit communication (including interviewing, reporting and presenting to management – discussion with management and incorporating their comments)
    • Overcoming resistance to change through effective communication
    • Agreeing action and resolving disagreements
    • Developing the audit report (structure for impact)
    • Following up on reports
    • Effectiveness of reporting (characteristics of an effective report)
  • (New section included): English Writing Tips (high level pointers (1 hour session)
  • Case studies: Please refer to "Method of Evaluation” below
  • Conclusion – What have we learned?

Method of evaluation

  • Participants will be required to develop and write numerous findings and to construct a report using the best practice principles learned during the course. The nature of this course is highly interactive and practical – numerous case studies will be presented. The presenter will review the final products for the adequacy and effectiveness thereof.

Who should attend?

Level 1
Entry or introductory level for those requiring a fundamental understanding of the subject.
Level 2
Internal auditors who are already practicing internal audit and have a basic understanding of the subject
Level 3
Supervisory/competent/senior internal auditors: those who already have a sound, practical grasp of the fundamentals of internal auditing and manage staff


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