1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
It has been said that the traditional role of financial account was to give account of the stewardship to the owner of business who was divorced from management of business.
There is always the tendency for the owners to debt the content of the report presented to them. They fear that the report may contain errors, conceal fraud, deliberately misleading or lack in the information content.
To solve this problem of credibility in reports and accounts there is always the need to appoint an independent person to investigate the report on his findings.
Therefore, auditing can be defined as the independent examination of the books of account of individual organization etc with a view to conforming or refusing the assertion in the report. It is for the purpose that the professional bodies such as (ICAN) companies and Allied matters Decree 1990, stipulates the mode of appointment of auditors (sec. 357) (1) of 1990. And the qualification of auditors is to ensure a true and fair view of their report on financial matter to ensure that the financial position portray true and fair views, the auditor will enquire whether the institution is well ruled, in particular way.
The aim of the management audit is therefore to inquire into and report on how well the institution has fallowed the view of its member and carried them out completely. It is quite surprising, that irrespective of all the stipulated roles of statutory auditors, in controlling of fraud in government institution jet, misappropriations in government owned institution to extend that some of the establishment are put into bankruptcy.
The problematic question government of this structure and procedure in which the researcher would attempt to give some answer are:
1.Does the statutory auditor in the state audit person their actual responsibility as stipulated.
2.Flow efficient is then in making sure that fraud is put to an end mostly in government institutions.
The basic responsibilities of an auditor under companies and allied matters act (CAMD) of 1990 are to make report to the members on the financial statement audited.
The report should state whether:
a.Proper books of account have been kept proper returns adequate for the purpose of audit have been received from branches not visited by the auditor.
b.Whether financial statement agree with the accounting records and returns.
The aim of this research project is to verify, enlightens and analyze express by the statutory auditor with respect to fraud. However, the auditor should recognize the possibilities of material misstatement or irregularities of fraud, which state of affairs shown by the financial statement.
The auditor should also see that errors, which could distort the trueness and fairness of the financial statement, are corrected. Therefore, a statutory auditor is said to a watchdog and not a blood hand.
Finally, the basic fraud on the management who may often obtain researcher assurance that the duties will be discharged by establishing an adequate system of internal control
TABLE OF CONTENT
1.2Statement of the study
1.3Objective of the study
1.4Significance of the study
1.5Limitations of the study
Review of related literature
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
3.1Sources of data
3.2Location of data
3.3Methods of data collection
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