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Distilling Audit Findings

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Distilling Audit Findings

This interactive virtual classroom course will teach participants how to identify key findings from large volumes of evidence and develop key messages. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to:

    • Understand what the audit report users need;
    • Identify and summarize key findings from large volumes of data and information;
    • Identify key causes and consequences of audit findings and write good recommendations; and
    • Develop and organize key messages and formulate the overall main message of the report.


This course is intended for auditors who want to improve their ability to distill key findings and messages from large volumes of audit evidence to enhance the efficiency and impact of their audit reporting.


This 2-day course includes a mix of instructor-led content, interactive exercises and break-out sessions. Students will view the instructors as well as the presentation live on screen.


June 4 | 10:00-17:00  ET

  • Reporting Challenges and Standards​
  • Writing for the Audience​
  • Aligning Audit Findings ​
  • Identifying Significant Messages

June 5 | 10:00-17:00  ET

  • Identifying Significant Messages (cont’d)​
  • Fairness, Balance and Tone​
  • Using Visuals and Graphics​
  • Developing the Main Message

This course will require up to 3 hours of individual work, in addition to instruction time.


“The course linked the audit objective and conclusion and reinforced the need to think about reporting from the very start of the audit. It showed the different ways audit teams get from conduct to reporting.”

“The session was amazing and I think it supported exactly what we intended to do in offering this course to our audit shop.”


Course hours can be submitted for continuing professional development credits, subject to approval by IIA, CPA Canada, or other professional associations.


A cancellation fee of $100 (plus applicable tax) will be applied to cancellations received up to 30 days before the first day of the course. Refunds will not be issued after that date. Substitutions will be permitted up to 10 days before the first day of the course for a fee of $50 (plus applicable tax).

CAAF reserves the right to cancel the course due to insufficient registration. Should CAAF decide to cancel a course, registrants will be notified two (2) weeks in advance and will be given the opportunity to receive a full refund or defer their enrolment to a future course offering.