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writing effective audit observations

Writing Effective Audit Observations

Speaker: Jonnie T. Keith| Date: 22nd September2016 2016 2016 | 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

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This webinar will provide the basic principles for writing effective audit observations.  The audit observations represent the end result of weeks of reviews, analyses, interviews and discussions.  It is used to provide important information to management on the area you reviewed.  And, more importantly, it provides details to management on significant issues that needs to be addressed.  How well you communicate that information is critical to getting management’s acceptance of your findings and their agreement with your recommendations.  And ultimately, this demonstrates the value you add to the company and enhances your chances for promotions and greater salary increases.


areas covered in the session

Criteria (Standard used for comparison of area under review)

  • Condition (Current status used in the comparison)
  • Cause (Reason that the Condition does not meet the Criteria)
  • Consequence (Risk if not corrected)
  • Corrective Actions (Action needed to manage the risk)

Areas Covered in the Session:

who will benefit

Chief Audit Executives

  • Audit Directors
  • Audit Supervisors
  • Audit Managers
  • Staff Auditors
  • Government Auditors
  • Compliance Auditors
  • Internal Control Specialists
  • Public Accountants
  • Accounting Analysts

Who will benefit:

instructor profile

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.

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.

He has been a volunteer seminar instructor for the National Office of the Institute of Internal Auditors for several years

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