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Fraud profile and fraud prevention in public sector: Internal audit perspective


Salleh, Kalsom and Ahmad, Mohd Yusof (2015) Fraud profile and fraud prevention in public sector: Internal audit perspective. In: International Conference on Accounting Studies (ICAS) 2015, Aug 17-20, 2015, Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel, Johor, MALAYSIA.

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Abstract

This paper examines the fraud profile in public sector and fraud prevention strategies in the fight against fraud as perceived by the internal audit staff in the Malaysian Ministry of Defence (MINDEF).The research objectives are to understand the fraud profile in MINDEF and to examine the effectiveness of fraud prevention and detection measures as perceived by the internal audit staff in MINDEF.The research methodology is based on both qualitative and quantitative approaches which include survey questionnaires to the internal audit staff of Internal Audit & General Investigation Department in MINDEF supported by an interview with the Chief Internal Auditor.This perception based study on Fraud Profile and Fraud Prevention in public sector is adapted from the study by Gloeck and Jager (2005). The findings on the fraud profile in MINDEF do raise some concern especially when fraud are perceived to be on the rise and committed at the highest level and by top management in the MINDEF.The top five most effective fraud prevention and detection measures are 1) increased involvement of internal auditors 2) implementation of Islamic values 3) improved internal control 4) top management to model appropriate behaviour and 5) establishing whistle blower policy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0910-09-3 Organized by: School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fraud, Fraud Profile, Fraud Prevention, Internal Auditor, Public Sector
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 00:48
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2016 02:55
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17565

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