$90 includes self-study manual and online quiz for 7 hours of CPE credit.
Do you seem to get caught in an endless cycle of review and revision in your audit shop? In this course, we will diagnose and help resolve the root cause of your problems.
The Yellow Book requires the use of the elements of a finding—and if you use them correctly, your report gets stronger and your process gets shorter, much shorter!
The author, Leita Hart-Fanta, has reviewed hundreds of findings and shares her insights on how to (and how not to!) coach the team to better writing behaviors. We cover IIA, AICPA, and Yellow Book reporting standards as well as tell you how to meet the standards.
Course objectives include:
- Identify what is causing your team’s problems with report writing
- Define the possible contents of an audit report
- Choose reporting expectations including audience, tone, and length that are appropriate for your audit team
- Contrast the communication philosophies of the audit standard-setting bodies
- Identify the triggers of an audit finding
- Differentiate among the elements of a finding
- Order the steps of the writing process
- Identify the rules that allow for fast drafts
- Identify the levels of editing and choose attractive formats
- Judge how to talk to staff about their writing
Program level: Intermediate
NASBA Category of Study: Auditing – Governmental
Prerequisites: One or more years of auditing experience
Advance preparation: None
Who should attend: Auditors who write findings and audit reports
Instructional method: Self-study text with online quiz. QAS SS
CPE Credit Hours: 7
This course qualifies for Yellow Book CPE credit.
READ INSIDE THE BOOK: https://yellowbook-cpe.com/whas-up-with-your-teams-writing.html
Questions? You can find our FAQ here.
What People Say About This Course
“It gave practical applications to the standards. Most courses just give bullets of what I have already read in the standards without examples or how to apply the rules.”
-CPA in public practice, January 2018
“Loved the illustrations and well written. Hard to believe I had trouble putting it down to take care of other work-related responsibilities.”
– Internal Auditor taking Audit Reporting: Yellowbook Style, September 2010
“The summaries of the various auditing standards and the clarity of what to include in the report body. Overall, this is one of the best auditing related courses that I have taken. That is saying a lot because writing has always been my least favorite subject, but it is so essential to my work.”
-County Auditor, November 2015
“I am always trying to improve my communication and have been told that my tone can be a little too cutting, so this provided many good examples on word choice.“
-CPA in public practice, May 2015
“The Finding Form that was included will likely provide the greatest benefit to my report writing. It will allow more concise reports.”
-State Internal Auditor, December 2014
“Very well written. It had a fun tone to it, not just typical spitting out facts in a boring manner.”
-CPA in public practice, December 2014