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Othman, R, Ameer, R and Laswad, F (2019)

Forensic Auditing Tools in Detecting Financial Statements' Irregularities: Benford's Law and Beneish Model in the Case of Toshiba

In: R. Marques, C. Santos, & H. Inácio (Eds.), Organizational Auditing and Assurance in the Digital Age, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, Chapter 13, pp. 256-275.

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7356-2.ch013



Abstract: This chapter illustrates a three-stage analytical procedure to examine and detect the likelihood of financial statements manipulation and identify the accounts that were manipulated by Toshiba. It applies the Beneish model and Benford's law to Toshiba's balance sheet and income statement from 2002 to 2016. The results show significant deviation from Benford's law in the pre-fraud period in equity, long-term receivables and property, plant and equipment, long-term liabilities, and in the post-fraud period in the long-term liabilities, equity, long-term receivables, and total current assets. The results provide evidence of the usefulness of Beneish and Benford law as forensic auditing tools for detecting financial statements' irregularities and fraud that would be useful for the audit planning and sampling procedures.


Bibtex:
@inBook{, AUTHOR = {Radiah Othman and Rashid Ameer and Fawzi Laswad}, TITLE = {Forensic Auditing Tools in Detecting Financial Statements' Irregularities: Benford's Law and Beneish Model in the Case of Toshiba}, CHAPTER = {13}, PUBLISHER = {IGI Global}, BOOKTITLE = {Organizational Auditing and Assurance in the Digital Age}, YEAR = {2019}, PAGES = {256--275}, EDITOR = {Rui Pedro Marques and Carlos Santos and Helena Inácio}, DOI = {10.4018/978-1-5225-7356-2.ch013}, ADDRESS = {Hershey, PA}, }


Reference Type: Book Chapter

Subject Area(s): Accounting