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Internal audit as a means of preventing fraud and irregularities in government hospitals

 Department: Accountancy  
 By: usericon Sulexy07  

 Project ID: 5355
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It is relevant to say that for any organization to achieve its objective there is the need for an effective control mechanism. Internal auditing system exists in order to give an organization a sense of direction and pave way for its growth. This study, therefore, seeks to find out whether there is a means of preventing fraud and irregularities in government hospitals with special reference to Federal Medical Centre Katsina. The primary data gathered in this research work was through the administration of questionnaires, while the documentary was used to gather secondary data. The study revealed among others that, the need for an internal auditing system in any organization is very essential but the outcome or result of any good internal auditing system is limited to the provision of adequate financial information and capable manpower to handle the system effectively. It is concluded that in any organization, the importance of internal control, as a system, cannot be over-emphasized since it serves the internal and external auditors not only in their audit work or programme but also safeguards assets and documents. The researcher recommends regular orientation should be encouraged to attain higher professional qualifications. ...
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