Adapting to automation will include report writing, but not in the way you are probably thinking.
What is the one area/skill/ability/process within internal audit with which we struggle the most? My experience has shown it to be writing audit reports. In fact, when giving presentations, I often ask if any attendees have solved the report writing problem and, if anyone has, to come up to me afterward and we’ll make a fortune on the internal audit circuit. (“A fortune on the internal audit circuit.” Maybe one of my best jokes ever. I keep telling my wife I’m funny.)