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Five Tips for Increasing Your Influence as an Auditor

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:30 AM
Written by Ann Butera, president of The Whole Person Project, Inc.
 
By definition, “influence” is the ability to get others to act on your suggestions without pulling rank. Influential people can garner support for their ideas and they understand that being persuasive requires more than technical expertise and simply having facts to support a perspective. They can communicate their message in as many ways as necessary to appeal to the diversity of their audience. Persuasive people leverage their relationships with others and the information they possess to get others to act on corrective action plans and implement suggestions for increased efficiency. 
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Topics: Human Resources, Training & Development, Internal Audit, Change Management

Ten Tips You Need to Know for Making High-Impact Presentations

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

In order to be a high-performing auditor, you must be able to deliver messages in a clear and compelling manner. From kickoff meetings and status reports to internal training sessions, executive committee reports and even ordinary staff meetings, auditors are often required to communicate with tact, diplomacy and conviction.

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Topics: Human Resources, Training & Development, Internal Audit, Audit Committee & Board

The Art of Internal Audit Reporting: Direct Impact and Clarity

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Oct 04, 2018 @ 04:37 PM

Internal audit (IA) reporting may be the biggest challenge in the audit process next to scheduling the audit itself and implementing recommendations in today’s complex and competitive corporate environment. An audit report presents results of an examination or review within the organization and is considered by many to be the core deliverable of audit services. Therefore, the importance of good reporting cannot generally be exaggerated.

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Topics: Training & Development, Internal Audit, Audit Reporting, Internal Audit Administration

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