Auditors, can management relate to your reports?

Audit-ReportNorman Marks either struck a chord or struck a nerve, depending on your perspective in reading his recent post recommending that auditors speak in the language of the business. While it might seem elementary or fundamental to some auditors that all reports will undoubtedly include what some refer to as the 4Cs—Condition, Criteria, Cause, and Consequence—others acknowledge that not all reports are easily understood by management.

Do the findings in your reports speak to management’s objectives in a way that helps them to effectively manage and respond to your findings?

Check out Marks’ post, “Audit reports should be written in the language of the business”, and weigh in on the discussion.

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About Stephenie Buehrle

Stephenie is the “solutions” expert on the policyIQ team. With RGP since 2004, she designs and develops solutions that capitalize on the best practices of the hundreds of companies that she has touched, while tailoring each configuration to meet the unique needs of each client. Before joining RGP and the policyIQ team, Stephenie enjoyed working as an independent consultant in the non-profit sector. Stephenie also previously performed analyst services for a major brewer ranging from roles in biological and chemical services to analytical roles in business process improvement and innovation. Stephenie quips that she still doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up, but hopes to spend her days helping others (companies, individuals, and communities) to realize their full potential.

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