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Auditing. The series of scandals caused a general crisis of confidence in the integrity of the entire system of corporate accoun
Finance & Accounting
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Increasing the Effectiveness in Auditing Process Introduction Enron’s failure in 2001 and other corporate scandals that came into the limelight in 2002 and henceforth have diminished the confidence, that people had all over the world, in financial reporting, auditing and other corporate governance practices (Ivaschenko, 2004).
Thereafter the author described financial scandals as those corporate scandals that involve misappropriation and misuse of money or economic resources. The chronicles of business history are filled with errors related to accounting, judgements, financial management and financial skulduggery. Over the last few decades unscrupulous entrepreneurs have been heavily involved in financial scandals where they allegedly diverted funds from one stated use to another, paid dividends out of borrowed money or capital, traded stocks on the basis of insider information as well as concealed vital information regarding those stocks, practiced creative account thereby altering the company’s records so on and so forth. Auditing failure has been a major concern over the last two decades with case of Enron and WorldCom coming into the limelight. According to Tackett, Wolf and Claypool (2004), a severe distortion in the financial statements that has not been reported in the audit report can be termed as audit failure. Thus the auditor has committed a serious mistake while conducting the auditing process (Arens, 2002). Normally, auditing failure would not happen if an auditor is abide by the Generally Accepted Auditing Standards despite the fact whether the financial statement is accurate or fair. ...
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