Factors Impact on Internal Audit Effectiveness: The Case of Duhok University in Kurdistan-Iraq

Ahmed Yahya Abdullah(1), Aree Saeed Mustafa(2),

(1) University of Duhok, Iraq
(2) University of Duhok, Iraq

Abstract

This study investigates the factors impact on internal audit effectiveness (IAE) in Kurdistan Iraq. Data were collected from 15 directors of Colleges and 15 internal audit managers at University of Duhok. The relationship between IAE and three principle factors has been examined using multiple regression analysis. Findings reflect that management support for IAE perceived effectiveness of internal audit from both directors of colleges and internal auditor’s perspective. Management support is related to occupy experienced and trained staff, providing sufficient resources. However, this study found insignificant relationship between independence of the internal audit and internal audit effectiveness.

Keywords

Internal audit effectiveness; public sector audit

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15294/ibarj.v4i2.128

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