Accountants Perception on Effectiveness of Corporate Fraud Detection and Prevention Methods in Ghana

Kaodui Li, Osei-Assibey Mandella Bonsu, Kwabena Evans Asare, Beraud Jean-Jacques Dominique, Boadi Johnson

Abstract


The purpose of the study is to find out the perceptions of Accountants and Auditors on effectiveness of corporate fraud detection and prevention methods among selected financial Institutions in Ghana. The population samples of the study comprising Accountants and Auditors in a selected financial Institutions in Ghana using a structured survey of questionnaires.

It was revealed in the study that, organizational quite utilized data mining, digital analysis, internal Control and improvement and fraud prevention and detection training in combating fraud. However, the findings also shows that, organization use of password protection, Cash Review, Annual Auditing, Whistle blowing policy were less often utilized even though having the highest rating of effectiveness. Accountants, Auditors and management of Financial Organizations should considering using the most effective prevention and detection methods like Cash Review, Annual Auditing, whistle blowing and installation of Password protection on computers based on the findings.

The study contributes to the literature on the effectiveness of fraud detection and prevention methods particularly for West African Countries and other emerging nations. The study may be terrific to Practitioners regarding the assessment of the contemporary level of fraud detection and prevention methods on financial Institutions in Ghana and beyond.

 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijafr.v8i3.13398

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