The Internal Auditing Procedures Effectiveness in the Jordanian Commercial Banks
- Arwa Amoush
This study aims at evaluating and investigating the effectiveness of the internal auditing procedures in the Jordanian commercial banks through evaluating auditing procedures used in the commercial banks in Jordan and evaluating the role of the board of directors in achieving this effectiveness. Moreover, this study aims at investigating the internal auditing program used in the banks to check the availability of the risk –based auditing program and sufficient degree of independence for the internal auditor in these banks.
The study’s main hypothesis was: “the internal auditing procedures in the Jordanian commercial banks do not include the effectiveness of the internal auditing profession” and there were other four sub-hypotheses. The descriptive approach was used. A questionnaire consisted of 48 items was prepared and distributed to 130 internal auditors in the commercial banks representing 248 internal auditors. Only 104 questionnaires were valid for analysis out of 120 questionnaires that were retrieved.
Data were collected and analyzed statistically. Results revealed that the internal auditing program used in the commercial banks included procedures that achieve internal auditing procedures and the role of the board of directors ensured the effectiveness of the internal auditing in the information technology. Additionally, results showed that the internal auditing program included risk based auditing program and the internal auditing procedures ensure the internal auditor’s independence. The study recommended the necessity to enhance the current procedures followed in the internal auditing implementation for its effectiveness and the necessity to clarify the internal controls and its levels to ensure the success of the auditing program.
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