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Forensic Accounting As A Tool For Fraud Detection And Prevention

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AS A TOOL FOR FRAUD DETECTION AND PREVENTION (A STUDY OF ENUGU SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT COUNCIL)

ABSTRACT

The study examines the effect of forensic accounting as a tool for fraud detection and prevention in an organization. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between fraud detection, prevention and forensic accounting. To achieve this objective, data was collected from primary sources. The primary data were collected with the help of a well-structured questionnaire of two sections administered to staff and management of Enugu South Local Government Area. The collected data were analyzed with tables and simple percentages to analyze the research questions while Chi-square statistical tool was used to test research hypotheses. The study reveals that forensic accounting plays a significant role in an organization. The study on Forensic Accounting concluded with some recommendations that forensic accounting will institute good corporate governance in the public sector which will install public confidence in the government and the entire system. Forensic Accounting

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Page –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        i

Title Page   –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        ii

Certification        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iii

Dedication –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iv

Acknowledgement        –        –        –        –        –        –        v

Abstract     –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        vii

Table of Content  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        viii

Chapter One: Introduction

  • Background of the Study –        –        –        1
  • Statement of the Problem –        –        –        3
  • Objectives of the Study –        –        –        –        4
  • Research Questions –        –        –        –        –        5
  • Research Hypothesis –        –        –        –        –        5
  • Significance of the Study –        –        –        –        6
  • Scope of the Study –        –        –        –        –        7
  • Limitation of the Study – –        –        –        7
  • Definition of Terms and Acronyms – –        8

Chapter Two: Review of Related Literature

2.1    Introduction        –        –        –        –        –        –        10

2.2    Concept of Forensic Accounting     –        –        –        12

2.3    Forensic Accountants and Auditors        –        –        14

2.4    History of Forensic Accounting      –        –        –        15

2.5    Forensic Accounting practice, fraud and corruption

from global and Nigerian perspectives    –        –        16

2.6    Forensic Accounting Education               –        –        19

2.7    Forensic Accounting and fraud detection         –        20

2.8    The Role and skills of Forensic Accounting-     –        24

2.9    Theoretical framework –        –        –        –        –        30

Chapter Three: Research Methodology and Procedure

3.1    Introduction        –        –        –        –        –        –        34

3.2    Research Design –        –        –        –        –        –        34

3.3    Area of the Study          –        –        –        –        –        35

3.4    Population of the Study         –        –        –        –        35

3.5    Sample Size and Sampling Techniques   –        –        35

3.6    Sources of Data  –        –        –        –        –        –        36

3.7    Method of Data Collection              –        –        –        36

3.8    Method of Data Analysis       –        –        –        –        37

Chapter Four: Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data

4.1    Introduction        –        –        –        –        –        –        38

4.2    Presentation and Analysis of Data –        –        –        38

4.3    Testing of Hypotheses  –        –        –        –        –        43

4.4    Discussion of Findings –        –        –        –        47

Chapter Five: Summary, Conclusion

and Recommendations

5.1    Introduction        –        –        –        –        –        –        49

5.2    Summary   –        –        –        –        –        –        –        49

5.3    Conclusion          –        –        –        –        –        –        –        50

5.4    Recommendations        –        –        –        –        –        52

References –        –        –        –        –        –        –        54

Appendices         –        –        –        –        –        –        58

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