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Report Writing for Internal Auditors - Online Classroom

Ever written an Internal Audit report that hasn’t quite hit the mark?

Do your readers misinterpret the messages you are trying to convey? Wouldn’t it be nice if communicating those messages became a whole lot easier? Alternatively, are you new to Internal Audit and looking for guidance to help you deliver your audit findings to the audience efficiently and effectively?

The report is an absolutely vital deliverable of each Internal Audit assignment, but it isn’t an easy thing to do well. A well-written report can enhance the credibility of both you and the Internal Audit function, whereas a badly written report can have the opposite effect. Don’t let all that effort you put into your fieldwork go to waste!

This practical course gives you hands-on experience in developing effective audit reports with a minimum of fuss.

Topics Covered:

  • Objectives, readers, and structure  
  • Making observations  
  • Developing a paragraph  
  • Getting the right tone  
  • Being clear and concise  
  • Readability 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the training course, the participant will be able to: 

  • Gain an understanding of why and how writing is a distinct process  
  • Develop skills in the four stages of the writing process - analysis, organisation, writing and revision as they apply to report writing for internal audit  
  • Analyse the uses and readers of the audit report and other types of engagement reports  
  • Organise the information in the audit report and other reporting documents  
  • Write reports that are accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, complete, and timely  
  • Develop a Plan of Action for future learning 

Presenter: Michael Parkinson PFIIA CIA CRMA


Michael Parkinson has had a career of over 40 years in Internal Audit.

He held 3 Chief Audit Executive roles in Australian Government agencies over a period of 15 years. Over 19 years as a director at a ‘Big 4’ firm he provided internal audit services to a range of organisations.

Michael was the 2015 recipient of the ‘Victor Z Brink Award’ which is the highest honour that can be conferred on an internal auditor worldwide and recognises Michael’s significant contribution to the profession over a lifetime of service. In 2017, Michael was made a Life Member of the IIA–Australia.

Online Classroom:   This full one day training program will be delivered in two 3 hour lessons (10:30am - 01:30pm AEDT) over two days on 21 and 22 March  using Zoom.

Registrations will be strictly limited to 12 participants to allow maximum interaction in the online environment.


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Tuesday, 21 March 2023 to Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Online Classroom


Overseas Member (ex GST)
Overseas Non-Member (ex GST)

Duration and CPE
2 x 3 Hours, 6.00 hours
For more information please contact Kalpana Dhasan
+61 02 9267 9155