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The International Journal of Applied Economics and Finance
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 45-54
DOI: 10.3923/ijaef.2007.45.54
Auditing and Accountability Mechanism in the Public Sector
Rafiu Oyesola Salawu and Oyedokun Agbeja

Abstract:
The study examined the procedures and guidelines employed in the audit of public sector accounts in line with statutory and professional requirements. It also ascertained the extent to which accountability, effectiveness and efficiency of audit mechanism are being promoted in Osun state. Data were gathered through questionnaires administered to the staff of the state’s Auditor-General’s office, together with an interview with the Auditor-General of the State on the problems facing the audit and accountability system of the state. Cross tabulations and Chi-square were used to analyze the data. The study revealed that the internal control systems in the state are very weak; audit procedures and accountability are as well ineffective due to political interference and skills of some auditing staff. Based on the findings, an effective internal control system free from interference is needed. There is also the need for upgrading the skills of auditing personnel and also strict adherence to statutory and professional standards. Some of these changes require political will at both Federal and State government levels.
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How to cite this article:

Rafiu Oyesola Salawu and Oyedokun Agbeja , 2007. Auditing and Accountability Mechanism in the Public Sector. The International Journal of Applied Economics and Finance, 1: 45-54.

DOI: 10.3923/ijaef.2007.45.54

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijaef.2007.45.54

 
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