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Audit Report Writing

Audit Report Writing CPE Course

6 Credits


Subject Area


Webinar Qualifies For

6 CPE credit of Auditing for all CPAs

6 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

6 CPE credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)

6 CPE credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

6 CPE credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)

6 CPE credit for Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs)

6 CPE credit for Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

6 CPD credit (Verifiable) for CPA/CFF

6 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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  • Audit Reports - What's the Point?
    2 mins
  • Business Writing
    30 mins
  • What is a Style Guide?
    70 mins
  • Contents of a Typical Audit Report
    88 mins
  • Observation Components
    120 mins
  • Practice Advisory 2410 - Recommendations
    181 mins
  • Is Client Participating in Report Creation?
    210 mins
  • Report Review & Writer's Block
    248 mins

Course Description

Report writing is hard! For many auditors, it is their least favorite part of the job. That is because most of us go about it all wrong. We have bad habits instilled in us from our writing in college that prevent us from communicating effectively.

The objective of any audit report is to provide information to management on the area that was reviewed.  The quality of that report will have an impact on how well the report is understood and accepted. Even a report with the best information and recommendations may not be acted upon if the report is poorly written and hard to understand. A poor quality audit report can result in management misunderstanding the information and making poor decisions.

Skilled auditors require a method that aligns what they experienced during the reviewing process with what they compose during the writing process. This online CPE course will provide foundation resources that participants can continually turn to during intense, complex audit engagements. 

This highly specialized Auditing CPE webinar will offer a deep and useful toolbox of techniques that auditors can use when noting audit observations, drafting objective work papers, and composing well-structured, detailed, and fluent audit reports.

This Online CPE webinar covers the following Key Topics: 

  • Overview of audit report writing
  • A cheat sheet to provide reference to the rules and points to remember 
  • Understanding of the key parts of audit report such as executive summary, observation components
  • How to optimize audit report
  • Words you should refrain from using in the audit report 
  • Report review & writer’s block

This online webinar is rich with group discussion, surveys result analysis, and various practical approaches that provide an interactive learning experience. This webinar will provide a great experience of learning as a group activity.

Learning Objectives

  • To take an overview of Audit report writing.
  • To explore how to ensure correct spelling, grammar, punctuations, style guide, and other language subject technicalities with reference to business writing. 
  • To create a cheat sheet for important rules and considerations.
  • To identify key report contents in auditors’ reports.
  • To recognize recommendations and action plans for quality audit reports for practice advisory. 
  • To explore the new trends in Audit Report Writing
  • To identify key factors that may help in optimizing the Audit report. 
  • To recognize the right voice tone for the Audit report. 
  • To identify key points for Audit report review and writer’s block.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA