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Feb 17
2010

The plight of the auditor

Posted by Going Concern in whistleblowerscandalsRiskinternal controlscontrollerscomplianceCFOsaudit

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Submitted by Francine McKenna, republished from Going Concern, Accounting News for Accountants and CFOs.

Do external auditors have a duty to detect fraud? How about the internal auditors? What price do internal auditors and other compliance employees pay for following up on suspicions of fraudulent or unethical activity?

These are two of the most contentious questions I write about. We've seen the debate over fraud detection by external auditors in the Koss, Overstock, Satyam, Huron, and Madoff feeder funds cases.

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