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Reporting and fraud risk arising from COVID-19

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Jun 16, 2020

Review these articles on managing fraud risk during the pandemic

Reporting and fraud risk arising from COVID-19 pose significant challenges for professional accountants

Globally the COVID-19 crisis is causing huge financial implications for many organizations, as well as exposing them to a variety of other emerging risks related to virtual operations, cybersecurity, and changes in relationships with customers and suppliers that put pressure on operations and service delivery. This new environment creates a heightened risk of fraud and improper financial reporting, as new opportunities and pressures can arise for both internal employees and external parties.

Managing fraud risk, culture, and skepticism during COVID-19

This resource is intended to heighten awareness of the risk for fraud and misconduct that might occur inside an organization during, or as a result of, this crisis. Even if most people behave ethically, members of the financial reporting supply chain should review the controls, processes, and procedures that they have in their arsenals: a robust crisis and fraud risk management plan, a healthy dose of skepticism, and a strong culture of integrity.

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