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PROJE TOPIC -PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF AUDITING IN GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK ENUGU STATE)

PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF AUDITING IN GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK ENUGU STATE)

ABSTRACT

The topic of this research is problems and prospects of auditing in government organization, the population of the study was 82 while the research used yaro Yamani formula in the determination of the sample size which was 68.The researcher used both the primary and the secondary sources in obtaining the relevant data used in the course of the study. The primary data was collected using the questionnaire while that of the secondary data was obtained using written textbooks, journals, magazines, newspapers, and the use of library.

The researcher used chi-square in the testing of the hypothesis formulated while simple percentages were used in analyzing the research questions. Some of the problems bound to be encountered when auditing government establishments are embezzlement of funds by some government officials, deficiency in confirming accounts receivable and failure to exercise due professional care. Some findings were made of which one out of them is that financial reports submitted are not in consonance with the transactions carried out by the government establishment.

Recommendations were also made of which one out of them is that the auditor should maintain his position of independence as much as possible.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the Study

Government organization have played a greater part in the economic growth of any economy, especially in the Nigerian economy. The contributions they have made so far cannot be overemphasized because their utmost aims of establishment is to provide some vital or essential services to improve the social and economic well being of the people. These government organizations are mainly being funded either by the federal or state government through their budgetary allocations made to them yearly and they can also obtain loans or overdraft from commercial bank as well as subvention from government.

These funds are expected to be utilized effectively and efficiently. But in most practices they are being misappropriated or embezzled by some government officials. As a result of this mis-appropriation which has characterized most of the government organizations. Honestly and prudently managed.

The audit is expect to show whether proper principles of accounts and audit ethics have been adhered to and that financial statements prepared give a true and fair view.

PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF AUDITING IN GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION (A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MORTGAGE BANK ENUGU STATE)

1.2 Statement of the Problem

In any business Organization in which allocation and application of funds serves as a backbone for financial activities to be carried out the following are problems in which are bound to be encountered.
1. Embezzlement of fund by some government Officials
2. Failure to exercise due professional care and the appropriate level of professional skepticism.
3. Over-reliance on inquiry as a form of audit evidence
4. Deficiency in confirming accounts receivable
5. Failure to recognize related party transactions and assuming internal control exist when they may not.
These and other factors contribute to problems of auditing in government organization.

1.3 Purpose of the Study

The purpose of studying this topic is to examine the importance, problems and prospects of auditing in government institution.
 To ascertain the problems encountered while auditing in government establishment.
 To know if auditors exhibit enough professional competence in conduct of their work.
 To know how effective auditing is in government establishment

1.4 Research Questions

This research work seeks to ask the following questions among others, deduced from the purpose of the study.
 Are auditors being threatened or intimidated during their audit work.
 Are auditors being faced with some problems during their audit work.
 Are vital documents needed for the audit of the organization being held from the auditors

1.5 Research Hypothesis

Based on the purpose, and research questions the following hypothesis are put forward.
Ho Financial reports submitted are not in consonance with the transactions carried out by the government establishment
HI Financial report submitted are in consonance with the transactions carried out by the government establishment.
Ho Treats and intimidation do not positively affect the quality of auditors work in government establishment.
HI Treat and intimidation positively affect the quality of auditors work in government establishment.
Ho Poor professional conducts by auditors do not affect the quality of work done by auditor in government establishment.
HI Poor Professional conduct by auditors affects the quality of work done by auditors in government establishments.

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