Internal Control and Audit Program Effectiveness: Empirical Evidence from Jordan

  •  Fawzi Al Sawalqa    
  •  Atala Qtish    


This article examines the relationship between some components (i.e. risk assessment, control environment and control activities) of internal control system and the effectiveness of audit program in Jordan. Based on 43 usable questionnaires, the results of the study show that the risk assessment does contribute significantly toward an effective audit program. On the other hand, the results of analysis indicate that control environment and control activities do not contribute significantly toward an effective audit program. These results give an indicator that Jordanian companies lack the necessary experience to deal with the current tools of internal control evaluation. Some applications and recommendations were suggested for both management of companies and external auditors.

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