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Professional Development

Distilling Audit Findings

This course bridges the gap between our courses on Evidence Collection and Analysis and Effective Report Writing.

Course Objectives

Wondering what to do with the mountain of evidence and data that you have collected and analyzed? Make a bigger impact with your audit by focusing on what your audience needs to know and highlighting why it’s important.

This course will teach you how to identify key findings from large amounts of audit evidence and develop main messages.

Who Should Participate

This course is intended for auditors with two or more years of experience who want to improve their ability to distill key findings and messages in their audits


This virtual course is delivered over 2 days. The course includes a mix of instructor-led content, interactive exercises, and break-out sessions.

Course Outline

Day 1 | 7 hours

  • Reporting Challenges and Standards
  • Writing for the Audience
  • Aligning Audit Findings
  • Developing Significant Messages

Day 2 | 7 hours

  • Developing Significant Messages (con’t)
  • Fairness, Balance and Tone
  • Using Visuals and Graphics
  • Developing the Main Message

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Member: $1,029
Non-Member: $1,329

Note: Prices are per person for virtual courses only. Price for in-person courses can be provided upon request.


“The course linked the audit objective and conclusion and reinforced the need to think about reporting from the very start of the audit. It showed the different ways audit teams get from conduct to reporting.”

“The session was amazing and I think it supported exactly what we intended to do in offering this course to our audit shop.”

“Any virtual course I've taken with the CAAF has been excellent, and even better than most in-person courses elsewhere.”

“Overall, great course. Fantastic instructors.”


To request a dedicated offering for your office, please contact training@caaf-fcar.ca.

This course will require up to 3 hours of individual work outside course hours.

Note: The course outline above is provided as a guide. Number of hours include teaching time and breaks.


Course hours can be submitted for CPE or CPD credits, subject to approval by IIA, CPA Canada, or other professional associations.