The Code of Ethics of the Institute of Internal Auditors holds the principles of integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, and competency as the cornerstones of credible internal audits. Certifying compliance does not occur merely at the point of observation but in the writing that emerges from it. Numerous challenges lie ahead for auditors when composing an audit report. They want to ensure that they clearly articulate a comprehensive review process, valid and reliable criteria, conditions logically linked to causes, relevant and risks, and beneficial recommendations-all with an objective style.
Management demands that the executive summary live up to its name. So the expectation is clear: tell me as thoroughly as possible without wasting a word only the important information so I can decide on what you expect of me. Writing executive summaries requires the writer to fulfill two objectives: understand management's objectives for reading the executive summary, and demonstrate content mastery of the original document by including and excluding information based on those reader's objectives. Achieving these objectives means that executive summary writing is as much a reading assignment as it is a writing assignment; however, we read and write not for what interests us but for what interests the executive reading the summary.
Learn how to write a factual, solid, representative report of an internal investigation that will withstand scrutiny and provide appropriate information to decision makers.
Why should you attend: Since reports are often read by adversaries as well as not only internally within the organization, it's important that reports as an overview of the investigation show a logical factual representation of actions and decisions. Anyone who performs workplace investigations needs to be able to write their findings in a report such that it becomes a written presentation of the information discovered in their investigation.
It's imperative the report that is used to document and communicate information to its readers be of as high a quality as the investigation itself. Because without a high quality investigatory report it can be hard to demonstrate the employer was taking appropriate investigatory steps or made factual decisions, even if in fact they did!
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