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AUTHOR(S):

Ahmad Ali Bawaneh, Sulaiman Raji Weshah

 

TITLE

The Role of Internal Audit Computerization in Supporting the Task of External Auditing in Jordanian Insurance Companies

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ABSTRACT

The study aimed to examine the role of the computerization of internal audits in Jordanian insurance companies in supporting the tasks of the external auditor. The study population consisted of managers and heads of internal audit departments, a number which is estimated at 112 in Jordanian insurance companies, of which there were 25 in the year 2021. Using a questionnaire as a primary source for the study data and relevant statistical methods to analyze the respondents’ answers, it is concluded that there is a significant impact for the computerization of internal auditing processes in supporting the tasks of external auditing, and that the computerization of internal auditing processes has a statistical impact on supporting risk assessment, internal control assessment, and the evaluation of audit evidence by the external auditor. The study recommended giving more attention to qualifying both external and internal auditors to work considering the widespread computerized environment, as well as conducting similar studies in different sectors to compare the results from other sectors with those from the Jordanian insurance companies’ sector in this study.

KEYWORDS

computerization of internal audit processes, external audit, risk assessment task, internal control assessment task, audit evidence evaluation task, Jordanian insurance companies

 

Cite this paper

Ahmad Ali Bawaneh, Sulaiman Raji Weshah. (2021) The Role of Internal Audit Computerization in Supporting the Task of External Auditing in Jordanian Insurance Companies. International Journal of Environmental Science, 6, 359-372

 

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