Report Writing

Report Writing
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2 Credits


Although often overlooked, report writing is a critical part of the fraud examination process. A strong fraud examination report conveys evidence and gives credibility to the fraud examination and to your work. An examination is often judged not by what was uncovered, but by the way the information is presented.

Ensure that the results of your next fraud examination are not lost in the report by using this course. Report Writing provides a thorough review of the report writing process including expert tips and a downloadable sample report you can use on your next examination.

Key Takeaways:

  • Strategies for writing effective reports
  • Characteristics of a well-written report
  • Recommendations for formatting reports
  • Report writing tips
  • Legal considerations of report writing



You Will Learn How To:

Distinguish between content that should and should not be included in a fraud examination

Ascertain the legal considerations of report writing

Identify your target audience

Recognize the standard report format

Identify strategies for working with attorneys

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Introduction
Lesson 2 The Purpose of the Report
Lesson 3 Considering the Audience
Lesson 4 Preparation
Lesson 5 Characteristics of a Well-Written Report
Lesson 6 Legal Considerations
Lesson 7 Opinions or Conclusions in the Reports
Lesson 8 Organizing the Information
Lesson 9 The Report Format
Lesson 10 Reporting Documents
Lesson 11 Strategies for Writing Effective Reports
Lesson 12 Report Writing Tips
Lesson 13 Presenting the Case
Lesson 14 Conclusion

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Communications and Marketing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: July 2021
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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