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Essential Audit Skills

Learn How to Successfully Prepare and Perform Audits

 

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Essential Audit Skills - Part I: Planning the Audit
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Planning of the audit starts long before the actual audit takes place. There is little chance to "survive" an audit without appropriate preparation. Planning includes clarifying purpose and scope along with detailed preparation and scheduling of the audit.
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Essential Audit Skills - Part II: Communication
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Communication in many ways by far outweighs the actual facts in determining the outcome of an audit. We hence want to discuss a range of important communication issues to consider ensuring success of the audit.
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Essential Audit Skills - Part III: Performing the Audit
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A comprehensive audit will include verbal and non-verbal assessments as required by the test plan. There will regularly be a need to obtain and assess samples in an appropriate manner. Finally findings have to be highlighted as exceptions and deficiencies.
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Essential Audit Skills - Part IV: Reporting
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On completion of the actual assessments the audit results will have to be documented and reported culminating in the overall conclusion being expressed. The output of this stage is most significant as the reports will be passed on and archived for future reference. Nothing else of the actual audit will remain.
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Essential Audit Skills - Part V: Audit Follow-Through
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Every audit returns findings that need to be addressed and recommendations that should be considered. The post-audit phase is taking care of following through the audit outputs with management response, root cause analysis and corrective actions. Completion will likely spark some kind of re-assessment and may also trigger improvements to the audit process itself.
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Essential Audit Skills - A Series of 5 Webinars
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Book all five above webinars at a discounted price plus a free copy of the book Essential Audit Skills - Learn How to Successfully Prepare and Perform Audits.
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Download (287 kB zip file) of example documents and exercise solutions presented in the book.

Essential Audit Skills is also available as on-site or web-based instructor-led course
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This book has also been featured in a webcast at BrightTALK's IT Audit Summit with the slide deck available for download here.


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Essential Audit Skills

Learn How to Successfully Prepare and Perform Audits

Author & Illustrator: Martin Holzke

published 1st March 2011
270 pages
RRP £24.99 / €35.99 / US-$46.99

ISBN 978-1-906972-03-5 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-1-906972-06-6 (Kindle eBook)

This book designed as a course is aimed at people moving into audit functions, either as (internal) auditors or prime business contact to auditors, and therefore in need to gain an understanding of audit principles and mechanics.
Readers will learn various skills required to successfully prepare and perform audits. Every section of this book ends in an exercise to apply the presented subjects hands-on on a real world example.
The course is designed to a traditional 5 day classroom schedule with lectures and exercises yet equally suited as self-paced study and for other more granular learning styles.

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