We hear it in the news, we see it on 60 Minutes, 20/20 and we read about it in the paper, but often many businesses think they’re invulnerable to fraud. Owners and managers alike, believe that because they have a set of internal controls that their businesses are protected. This mindset of “if it’s not broken why fix it?”, begs the question do they really know “it’s” not broken?
As we’ve seen in the last two videos this complacent attitude has severe consequences, not only financially but publicly as well.
The article “The Four Elements of Fraud” focuses in on behavior – and offers insight to risk factors involved with fraudulent behavior and those behaviors that companies should keep an eye out for. While this is an older article, the fundamentals remain today.
Before reading the article:
Pretend you own your own business. You are a sole proprietor with three employees. One employee is a sales person; one employee is a bookkeeper and the other employee is in shipping. You have a product that is very popular amongst college students and therefore sales are amazing – and the company sustains itself very nicely. As the owner, you tend to travel to develop personal relationships with College Presidents; and Marketing VP’s.
After reading the article: Keeping the above scenario in mind (you’re the owner, etc.) respond to the prompt below in proper written format (please follow this Discussion Board Requirements & Rubric) and answer the following:
Prompt: As the owner of this company, what type of internal controls do you have in place to ensure that while you’re away the mice won’t play (ahem, engage in fraudulent behavior)? List at least four internal controls; and what type of protection of fraudulent behavior they control” or in other words will provide protection from.
Need 300 Words or 1 Page
and Plagiarism Report
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