Innovative Approach to Audit Reports


In the Global Knowledge Brief 'Innovative Approach to Audit Reports' you learn about an innovative approach to developing audit reports for operational and implementation audits. This Brief details the link between findings, maturity, and overall report ratings, and offers best practice examples for organizing and presenting content within audit reports.

"For those who manage to even casually peruse social media from time to time, the term “10-year challenge” might sound familiar. The idea is to show two relatively similar images, usually “selfies” or user photos, side by side to indicate how far one has come over the course of a decade. 

Neil Frieser, Senior Vice President of Frontier Communications, decided to use the ten-year challenge to look back at 10-year-old internal audit reports produced by Frontier Communication’s audit team, as well as historical audit report formats. Frieser’s core team found much they could improve to add value to future reports for management, the audit committee, and by extension its organization. 

The purpose of this Knowledge Brief is to document the steps Frieser’s team took on its journey to bring more user-friendly, communications-focused ideas to the traditional audit report format, as well as highlight some key takeaways other audit shops can use to bring a new level of readability, persuasiveness, and impact to their own reports."

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