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Fraud and forensic accounting: knowledge and risk assessment task performance in Malaysian public sector – conceptual study


Popoola, Oluwatoyin Muse Johnson and Che Ahmad, Ayoib and Samsudin, Rose Shamsiah (2014) Fraud and forensic accounting: knowledge and risk assessment task performance in Malaysian public sector – conceptual study. 4th Annual International Conference on Accounting and Finance (AF 2014), Phuket, Thailand. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2251 1997

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Abstract

The PwC’s 2011 Global economic crime survey confirms the fact that loss due to economic crime in Malaysia is on the increase and requires immediate intervention. The Malaysian government vision 2020 to be a developed nation with the drive: “People first, performance now” [1] will require high level acquisition and adoption of technology as a business facilitator, new legislation, and increase in the activities of government offer new opportunities for fraud perpetrators and forensic accountants. In anticipation of these challenges, this paper discusses the need for a forensic accountant knowledge on task performance fraud risk assessment in the Malaysian public sector. It also creates awareness to stakeholders fighting fraud in the public sector to the understanding of fraud mechanism and how to deal with fraudsters. The objective of the study is to examine the relationship between knowledge and fraud risk assessment task performance in the office of the Accountant general and Auditor general of Malaysia which has the potential to usher in the best global practices in fighting fraud in the Malaysian public sector.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Research Interest: Fraud Forensics, Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Public Policy & Regulation, Forensic Accounting Subject Area: Social Science, Business & Management, Business & Economics Article Type: Research Paper JEL Code: M4, M40, M41, M42, M48, M49 Data Analysis: IBM SPSS & PLS-SEM
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fraud Forensics; Accounting; Accountability; Forensic Accounting; Auditing; Assurance; Corporate Governance; Risk Management; Investigation;Risk Assessment; Task Performance; Problem Representation; Skills; Mindset; Knowledge; Values; Ethics; Fraud Risk Assessment; Financial Criminology; Fraud; Fraud Related Problem Representation; Fraud Prevention; Fraud Detection; Fraud Response; Fraud Specialist; Auditor; Forensic Accountant; Fraud Examiner, Mediation Analysis.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Oluwatoyin Muse Johnson Popoola
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 01:34
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 06:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/15841

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