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Report Writing: Getting the Message Across

September 22, 2023
8am-12pm Central Time
4.0 CPEs

Getting the Message Across

Well-written audit reports can be the difference between an audit group that is perceived as adding value and one that merely exists as required compliance. Unfortunately, delivering audit reports that contain objective-driven, direct, concise, evidence-backed information continues to be a challenge for even the most seasoned internal auditors. Audit reports often fail to deliver the intended message for a multitude of reasons, including their length, lack of a clear objective, overabundance of audit lingo and terminology, buried or lost messages, and not understanding the needs of audience.

This interactive course will address the challenges commonly associated with audit report writing and teach the skills that will ensure your audit reports will be read and your message received as intended.  Finally, this course presents the Two-Page Audit Report methodology, which provides a format and formula that ensures your audit reports get read and understood by any audience, including across the highest levels of the organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying what constitutes a bad report, a good report and an excellent report
  • Fully understanding the audience and their needs
  • Aligning reporting objectives with business objectives
  • How to properly plan the report
  • The Two-Page Audit Report—your readers will thank you
  • Using executive summaries
  • Using appendices and attachments to reduce length
  • Learn effective editing and proofreading


CPE: 4.0 | Field: Auditing | Delivery: Group Internet Based
Level: Beginner | Prerequisites: None | Who Should Attend: Audit Staff and Managers

Verracy is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, 505 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 380, Austin, Texas 78752

Cancellation Policy:   You may cancel up to 5 business days before the start of the training.  To learn about Verracy’s cancellation and refund policy, visit our website.

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