AN EXPERT COMMUNICATION
learning programme available face-to-face,
virtually or as an eLearning
Available a consultancy service where we create your audit report template for you!
You cannot solve your problems with the same thinking you used to find them.
– Albert Einstein
Why do this?
Would you like to take advice from someone who didn’t listen to you or care about what you wanted?
No, neither would I!
But unfortunately, that’s how your client feels when they struggle to read your audit report.
Terminology, bucket-fulls of granular, technical details, descriptions of complex and confusing processes, hedged advice and a perspective which doesn’t seem to encompass your business challenges.
What is the purpose of your audit report and its value to your organisation?
To give the senior management team the comfort of knowing that your client is engaged on the risks in their business and motivated t improve the control environment with the expert guidance of your recommendations. So when they read your report, they should see that you have been listening and that you care. That’s the name of your job after all!
“Audit”, from the Latin “Auditus” which means: Listening.
Write audit reports which fully engage your stakeholders on key process and risk issues
and get the process owner fully committed
to the actions required to close the gaps!
What are the benefits?
You will start by understanding exactly how to best appeal to the psychology of your client and the senior stakeholders who will read your report so that you can maximize your chances of getting their agreement.
You will learn how to leverage language in a clear, user-friendly and economic manner so that you can make a strong impact on your readers, especially when it comes to your Executive Summary and control gap findings, so that you can display your intelligence, professional expertise and value to your organisation.
Furthermore, you will gain a series of tools which will help you to both cure writer’s block and make the report writing process up to three times quicker while minimizing the number of corrections for your Audit Head needs to make.
- Appealing to the psychology of the process owner and your senior stakeholders so that you can always write clear, engaging and persuasive reports which have the best chance of getting buy-in
- The 6 economic sentence formulas for report writing which will enable you can say everything which you need to say as clearly and concisely as possible
- The 5 techniques for making the content of your report as clearly presented on the page and as user-friendly as possible so that each reader can instantly get what they want by scanning text
- Writing up the findings so you can persuade the process owner to accept the control gaps and offer clear and actionable recommendations which have the best chance of getting buy-in
- Writing up your Executive Summary in a way which engages your senior managers, clarifies the big-picture story of the audit and shows the great value of your mission to the organisation
This is a practical and engaging workshop backed up by robust theories from psychology and communication theory and with role-play exercises replicating the exact challenges you will face on the job.
Get the full buy-in of the process owner and your
senior stakeholders by appealing to their psychology
and speaking their language
I expected the Audit Report Writing Workshop to be a very dry and theoretical course with instructions on how we write reports in Vodafone.
But to tell you the truth, I came home and I said to my wife: “Susan, today I’ve had the most amazing training I’ve ever had!” – and I’ve had some great training!
The report writing training was fantastic – the difference being that the trainer really knew how to bring the message across. The training was very interactive. It not only taught me how to write in the most efficient and professional way but also how to make a powerful connection with the reader.
All in all, we not only learnt how to write reports, but we also learnt how to communicate effectively which I think is the key. That was the real added value of this course.
Senior Internal Auditor
As a training experience, Financial Report Writing Workshop took our attention from the very start – not just me, but the whole group.
People were saying: “Wow! It’s 9 o’clock on the day of the first session and we have already defined exactly what the key problem is with our report writing.”
I would definitely recommend this financial report writing training. It’s not just about the books and the materials, but it’s important to learn things that you will remember at work and know how to use.
I immediately applied what I learnt from the training into my real business life. The expertise of the trainer and how the training was delivered was the key to success here. What is delivered is important, but how it was delivered was what I would also like to recommend. In this sense, it was better than 99% of the training I have had till now.
Corporate Business Account Manager
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