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Written Communication for Auditors

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Mar 07 - Mar 09, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , WED-FRI
Washington , DC $899 O
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Kansas City , MO $899 O
Jun 05 - Jun 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $899 O
Aug 01 - Aug 03, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , WED-FRI
Philadelphia , PA $899 O
Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $899 O
Oct 16 - Oct 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $899 O
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Course overview

Gain experience using the writing tools you need to produce professional audit documents that comply with the Government Auditing Standards. Learn to develop strong messages in response to audit objectives, support those messages with compelling evidence, develop the appropriate elements of a finding and organize your writing to eliminate unnecessary information. Learn how to write in a professional and correct style.

This course aligns with the following DoD FM competency:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Audit Reporting 1 14

Who should attend?

Auditors who prepare performance audit reports and other documents.

Level: Foundation.

Learning outcomes

  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of report messages and structures
  • Develop a strong link from objectives to findings to recommendations
  • Control paragraph unity and coherence
  • Master the message-first style
  • Use all four elements of a finding
  • Recognize common sentence problems
  • Avoid common grammar and punctuation problems
  • Develop objective criteria for writing and reviewing audit documents

Course outline

Syllabus -- Written Communication for Auditors, AUDT8611G, Grad. School, USDA

Module 1 - Understanding Readability

Module 2 - Understanding Audit Writing As Part of Job Process

Module 3 - Designing a Deductive, Reader-Focused Style

Module 4 - Creating Unified and Coherent Paragraphs

Module 5 - Writing Clear Sentences

Module 6 - Reviewing Effectively

Module 7 - Controlling Punctuation and Grammar

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