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This webinar will provide the principles for writing an effective audit report. The audit report represents the end result of weeks of reviews, analyses, interviews and discussions. It is used to provide information to management on the areas you reviewed. And, more importantly, the report brings issues to their attention that needs to be addressed. How well you communicate that information is critical to getting the results you are seeking.
Why Should You Attend:
An audit report typically represents the conclusion of weeks of reviews, analyses, interviews and discussions. It demonstrates the value of your work as it provides information on the areas you reviewed and that needs to be addressed. Effectively communicating the results can positively influence readers and get the results you are seeking. A well written audit report adds value to your clients by providing:
The keys to an effective audit report are:
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
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Jonnie Keith has been in auditing over 40 years. He retired in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager (AGM) of Internal Audit with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, Ga. He served in that capacity for over 10 years and was responsible for administering the overall audit activities including: Providing the Board of Directors, the General Manager/CEO (GM/CEO), MARTA Management and appropriate government entities with independent analysis, appraisals, and recommendations concerning operational, information technology, and contract compliance audits; Directing the day-to-day activities for three audit branches: Operational Audit, Information Technology Audit, and Contract Compliance Audit; Developing an annual risk-based audit program consistent with MARTA’s goals and objectives and strategic plan; Deploying audit resources to implement the annual audit plan efficiently and effectively; Reviewing and approving all audit programs for Operational, Information Technology, and Contract Compliance audit activities At this position, he was also responsible for the review and approval of all Internal Audit correspondence including audit reports, executive summaries, internal and external correspondence, etc. Prior to that, he worked at MARTA as the Operational Audit Manager and Senior Contract Compliance Auditor. He also worked at Norfolk Southern Railway (formally Southern Railway) as a senior operational auditor and started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as a bank examiner. Jonnie Keith received a BA degree in Economics from Clark Atlanta University (formerly Clark College). Certifications include: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA) He has been a volunteer seminar instructor for the National Office of the Institute of Internal Auditors for several years and has taught numerous classes including: Beginning Audit Tools and Techniques Audit Report Writing Communication Skills for Auditors Operational Auditing: Advanced Operational Auditing: Introduction Leadership Skills for Auditors Audit Project Management CIA Review Course He has been married for over 42 years and has two adult daughters and two grandchildren. He and his wife authored the book: Tied Together – The Marriage Trinity.