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Assessment of internal control systems to curb corporate fraud - evidence from Brazil


  • Joshua Onome Imoniana
  • Eduardo Costa De Feitas
  • Luiz Carlos Jacob Perera


Prior studies concentrated on the misuse of accounting information systems and did not explore the effectiveness of internal control systems with a view to curb corporate frauds. This study abridged the aforementioned gap. The study rallied around the question of which procedures are deemed appropriate or not in the internal control procedures to mitigate the risks of fraud in organisations. We carried out an interpretative and critical analysis on the issue. Based on the aforementioned, we conclude that corruption and misappropriation of assets are frauds combated more efficiently and effectively with the complainants channel, mechanisms of internal control and rules of compliance; while frauds in financial statements usually linked to higher echelon are more appropriately mapped and traced by external auditors.

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  • Joshua Onome Imoniana & Eduardo Costa De Feitas & Luiz Carlos Jacob Perera, 2016. "Assessment of internal control systems to curb corporate fraud - evidence from Brazil," African Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(1), pages 1-24.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ajaafi:v:5:y:2016:i:1:p:1-24

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