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This chapter describes an evening program of study to supplement the introductory accounting course. It uses cases, skits, and interactions with professionals to reinforce…
This chapter describes an evening program of study to supplement the introductory accounting course. It uses cases, skits, and interactions with professionals to reinforce the meaning of the conceptual framework of accounting, expose students to ethical issues and conflicts, and demonstrate the lucrative career opportunities available in accounting, which we believe will ultimately help attract the “best and brightest” students to the accounting major and profession. We provide a detailed discussion to facilitate the adoption of the program by introductory accounting instructors at other institutions. Feedback received from all parties, including students, faculty, and accounting professionals, suggests that this curriculum innovation has exceeded the expectations of these stakeholders.
The current study examines the effect of fraud training on auditors' ability to identify fraud risk factors. This is important because most auditors have little or no…
The current study examines the effect of fraud training on auditors' ability to identify fraud risk factors. This is important because most auditors have little or no direct experience with fraud; thus, research that investigates the potential effect of indirect experience through training is vitally important to fraud detection and audit quality. A total of 369 experienced auditors completed a complex audit simulation task that involved 15 seeded fraud risk red flags. A total of 143 auditors participated in a 30-minute training session focused specifically on fraud risk, while the remaining 226 auditors learned about general internal control risk during this time block. The results indicate that auditors with fraud training identified significantly more red flags and obtained greater knowledge about fraud risk than auditors who did not receive the training. Considering that the fraud training consumed only 30 minutes out of a 64-hour training session, the findings suggest that even modest exposure to fraud training is quite effective.
The first objective of this paper is to provide evidence concerning the relationship between selected organizational characteristics and the perceived importance of…
The first objective of this paper is to provide evidence concerning the relationship between selected organizational characteristics and the perceived importance of intellectual capital. The second objective is to relate the relative importance of intellectual capital to characteristics of the organization’s performance measurement systems. Due to their in‐depth knowledge of their entities’ business operations, internal auditors are used to provide the data for this study. The results of a survey administered to 54 internal auditors indicate that the industry of a company is not related to that company’s attitude about intellectual capital. The size of the internal audit department is related to a company’s attitude about intellectual capital. Companies with larger internal audit departments believe that intellectual capital is very important. Finally, the evidence suggests that business performance measurement systems are being implemented to a larger extent at entities that place a greater emphasis on intellectual capital.
This chapter includes a citation analysis of the first 16 volumes of Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations (henceforth, Advances in…
This chapter includes a citation analysis of the first 16 volumes of Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations (henceforth, Advances in Accounting Education). Using this analysis, we identified the top 20 articles of the 195 articles published. This analysis provides an understanding of the relative contribution and impact of the papers published in Advances in Accounting Education, and the information provides past authors with a measure of how their contributions compare with the contributions of other authors. Also, this analysis may be valuable for potential contributors who are developing a research topic in that it will enable them to identify the types of articles that have traditionally had the greatest impact.
We also identify the top 30 authors of the 383 who have published in the journal. This analysis not only gives feedback to the authors listed, but also helps accounting education researchers identify authors whose work may be relevant to their interests.
We report the research categories (issues) and methodologies used for all articles published from 1998 to 2015 in Advances in Accounting Education. We also compare the research issues and research methodologies used in Advances in Accounting Education to those in the Journal of Accounting Education and Issues in Accounting Education for the period 2006–2015. Authors considering submitting a manuscript to one of these journals can use this information to determine which journal might be the best fit for their work.
The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the use of a questionnaire or a narrative documentation format will impact an auditor's performance in identifying…
The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the use of a questionnaire or a narrative documentation format will impact an auditor's performance in identifying internal control design weaknesses.
A field experiment approach with a sample of 73 auditors of varying experience.
It is found that auditors who completed an internal control questionnaire (ICQ) correctly identified more internal control design weaknesses than auditors who prepared a narrative. Internal control evaluation experience moderated this effect. The results imply that the questionnaire documentation format stimulates an auditor's existing internal control knowledge, thereby enhancing performance when identifying internal control design weaknesses.
These findings suggest that there are important benefits to auditors that may be lost if they choose not to use questionnaires for internal control evaluation. These findings have important implications for practitioners and standard setters, who appear to be gravitating away from the use of standardized ICQs.
The results of this study may assist organizations that are considering what form their internal control documentation should take in response to the Sarbanes‐Oxley Act of 2002.