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Ролята на вътрешните и външните одитори за идентифициране на измами в предприятията
The Role of Internal and External Auditors for Identifying Frauds in Organizations

Author(s): Silviya Kostova , Krum Krumov, Daniela Vatkova-Milusheva
Subject(s): Economy, Business Economy / Management
Published by: Стопанска академия »Д. А. Ценов«
Keywords: internal controls; external audit; frauds; fraud risk assessment

Summary/Abstract: The variety of ways and approaches to fraud necessitates the updating of measures and mechanisms to identify and limit them. By properly implementing these mechanisms and approaches, the risk assessment and the display of indicators signalling misconduct contribute to reducing them and improving the effectiveness of the control impact. The relevance of the study is due to the growing threat of spreading fraud and the need for adequate and timely measures to limit them. The purpose of the research study is to outline the possible actions to curb fraud, applied by internal and external auditors, as well as to examine the methodology used in the preparation of fraud risk assessments. The tasks are as follows: to clarify the role of internal audit in combating fraud; examining methodological guidelines for fraud risk assessment; implementation of anti-fraud management measures and adequate audit procedures. The thesis being defended is that fraud is a complex phenomenon and the role of internal and external auditors is essential for detecting and limiting it by applying innovative and adequate methods. The study substantiates the relationship between management actions and the ability to prevent and detect fraud, as well as the conditionality of audit procedures, performed by external auditors on the type and nature of possible fraudulent financial reporting schemes.

  • Issue Year: 28/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 95-125
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Bulgarian