This course is designed for auditors and those who work with auditors both internally and externally. Focusing on the ability to understand, question, explain, discuss, warn, advise, and report effectively is essential when dealing with clients, colleagues and suppliers. If you want to express yourself in a more diplomatic, clear, effective and credible way, this course is for you.
We will develop your language skills for practical use through discussion, role plays, presentations, vocabulary development, debates, negotiation practice, all in the context of the core functions of an international auditor.
This course consists of 6 core units which cover a broad range of topics and issues. It also includes a test of reading comprehension, vocabulary and listening skills.
Areas covered include:
- Understanding international audit: discussing auditing principles and reviewing the international standards of auditing, reading on business risk management, reviewing case study on corporate fraud.
- Reporting: examining company reports, checking reporting standards, writing clear and concise audit reports, drafting emails and letters to advise on best practice.
- Advising and warning: Questioning and discussing results, advising and warning on controls and processing system weaknesses, being diplomatic and analysing and presenting cost saving opportunities.
- Evaluating performance: describing company structure, analysing and presenting financial statements, reporting on company performance,and measuring audit processes against best practice.
- Reading and interpreting the financial press: complex pronunciation, understanding and discussing the impact of the media, perfecting the language of advising, warning and recommending.
- Evaluating and reviewing current case studies: researching and presenting recent case studies of audit success and failure. Identifying the reasons and causes. Discussing and debating the impact of these case studies on the future of these industries.
Each course includes an initial level assessment, revision chapters and practical exercises.