International Audit Report Writing

– How to get better results from your audit reports –


Participants will learn audit report writing best practices and will apply these tools, techniques and strategies to write stakeholder-focused, action-oriented audit reports that achieve better results. Techniques to persuade in writing, the cultural impact of language, and stakeholder needs are keys to getting easy agreement of findings, risk categorization and recommendations.

Presentation and discussion of each topic will be followed by practice exercises and writing practice. Immediate feedback and coaching successfully closes the learning loop.  A writing assignment is completed prior to the workshop to set a baseline for each participant. Individual feedback will be provided to each participant on day 1.

The key to a successful writing training program is the post-workshop individual coaching: It promotes transfer of learning to the workplace and supports long-term improvement and increased confidence in writing. Each participant will be invited to submit a final case study report for review; feedback will take the form of distance coaching by email and telephone.


  • Learn how to write action-oriented, stakeholder-centered audit reports that get getter results
  • Apply universal best practices in writing so your reports are clear and concise
  • Write well-structured and persuasive audit findings and recommendations so that they are easily agreed
  • Understand how language and culture impact readability and acceptance of findings
  • Gain efficiencies during audit report writing, editing and review process to quicken the time from first draft to final report acceptance


  • Stakeholders and their needs
  • Techniques to improve readability of your writing
  • Universal best practices in writing to build active and effective sentences and paragraphs
  • The art of writing findings including criteria, condition, cause, risk and recommendations
  • Persuading in writing specifically for the audit environment
  • Value-added executive summaries
  • Self-monitoring techniques

Management Trainer

About the ARC Institute

With the Audit Research Center, the ARC Institute provides important impulses for the further development of the audit industry. The focus is on networking science and practice. The focus is on further and new development in cooperation with auditors, companies and associations in order to maintain practical relevance and to develop methods, tools and concepts that can be implemented. The results developed in dialogue with industry experts serve as a guideline and adaptation options in practice today, in order to increase the overall benefit of the company in the long term and sustainably with innovative auditing work.

In the spirit of thought leadership, the ARC Institute and the Audit Research Center stand for topic leadership and forward thinking in the area of internal auditing.

Currently, the ARC Institute supports not only leading supranational institutions in the context of research, consulting and personnel development projects, but also numerous listed companies in the three German-speaking countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Terms of participation and price

Each open training day is 890,- Euro plus VAT when booking the modules individually. Inhouse training conditions are based on individual pricing and travel expenses. After receipt of your registration you will receive a confirmation of registration with invoice. Please pay the registration fee directly after receiving the invoice. The registration fee does not include 19 % VAT.  The price includes participation in the lectures of the booked event, lunch, coffee breaks and seminar documents.

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At a glance

Target audience:
Audit Managers, Internal Auditors

Interactive discussions, group work, practical exercises and activities, writing practice using case studies, feedback and coaching

Training / Training / Consulting period:
2 days

Would you like more details about ARC’s Audit Training & Consulting Services, or do you wish to book an appointment with its team? Please address your e-mail inquiry to or phone us at +49-2159-6945-904