Essential Audit Skills

Course:  AUDITE
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This course is aimed at staff moving into audit functions, either as (internal) auditors or prime business contact to auditors, and therefore need gain an understanding of audit principles and mechanics. Delegates will learn various skills required to successfully prepare and perform audits. Discussions and hands on labs will allow the students to practice each subject on real world examples.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Planning the Audit

  • The Purpose of Audits
  • Establishing the Scope of the Audit
  • Preparing the Audit
  • Scheduling the Audit


  • Communication is Key
  • Involving the Right People
  • Creating the Right Atmosphere
  • Management Meetings

Performing the Audit

  • Assessing Documentation and Evidence
  • Interviewing and Corroborative Enquiry
  • Sampling Approaches
  • Identifying Exceptions and Deficiencies


  • Establishing Documentation Standards
  • Creating Workpapers
  • Compiling the Audit Report
  • Adding Recommendations for Improvements

Audit Follow-Through

  • Management Response
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Remediation
  • Re-Assessment
  • Process Improvement
What You Can Expect

In this course, you will learn how to?

  • Successfully prepare, i.e. scope, schedule and communicate, audits
  • Successfully perform audits by preparing, executing and documenting assessments.
  • Successfully process audit results and their follow-through
Who Should Take This Course

Staff moving into audit functions, either as (internal) auditors or prime business contact to auditors.

Recommended Prerequisites

None, however basic desktop computing skills and some experience with auditing, e.g. having been audited, will be helpful.

Training Style

Instructor led with 50% lecture and 50% lab.

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