It’s a Wrap: Effective Audit Follow-Up

Training overview
4 hours
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On-site / Company-specific

Course description

It’s a Wrap: Effective Audit Follow-Up

This half-day course takes attendees through an overview of the audit process, end to end, and how to create value-added findings. Additionally, to create value-added findings, auditors must be able to complete a detailed root cause analysis and components of a finding, which will be discussed. Finally, the means, timing and method of follow-up will be discussed, including tracking and efficient follow-up procedures.


  • Learn the importance of audit follow-up and the increased value audit can provide
  • Learn how to perform effective audit follow-up

Who should attend?

Auditors with any level of audit experience who want to understand and utilize leading practices in internal auditing (NASBA Field of Study: Auditing).

Training Content


  1. Introduction and Background

    1. What is Audit Follow-Up
    2. How to Add Real Value
    3. When does the Audit Process stop?
    4. Why is Follow-Up Necessary
    5. What do the Standards say?

  2. Writing Recommendations and Action Plans
  3. Audit Report Finalization

    1. How can we help to facilitate completion of the audit report?
    2. What issues arise?
    3. What are the main challenges?
    4. Agreement on Action Plan and Recommendations
    5. Appropriate Ownership of Action Plan
    6. Importance of Implementing Recommendations

  4. Root Cause Analysis

    1. Foundation
    2. Condition
    3. Cause
    4. Effect
    5. Recommendations
    6. Action plans

  5. Audit Follow-Up Policy

    1. Importance of a Policy
    2. Contents of a good Follow-Up Policy

  6. Timing/Method of Follow-Up

    1. Which Findings
    2. Tracking Findings
    3. Follow-Up Methods

  7. Effective Communication of Audit Findings


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About GoldSRD



GoldSRD is a leading provider of high-quality, interactive professional development. We have over 200 full-day courses on technical capabilities (Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance, IT Audit and Microsoft-Office specific courses) and People-Centric (“soft”) skills. Our Founder, Danny M. Goldberg, is a...

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75093 Dallas Texas

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