Assessing the effectivess of the internal auditing functions in the perfomance of the Local Government Authorities : the case of Mkuranga District Council

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Date
2012
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University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract
This study was conducted at mkuranga district council it was assessing the effectiveness of the internal audit functions in the performance of the local government authorities. The study used a survey method. A total of 60 questionnaires were distributed but only 48 of them qualified for data analysis. The findings from the study depicted that will all importance it has internal audit function is ineffective and therefore it cannot assist in improving performance in LGAs. The ineffectiveness of the internal function was caused by various factors including; lack of independence of auditors, poor professional attributes and continuous training to auditors. The researcher recommends that all stakeholders, including the ministry in charge, management, internal auditors, and council member staffs from other department should work so that all the hindrances to internal audit effectiveness can be eliminated for the betterment of LGAs.
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Available in print form, EAF collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library (THS EAF HG8622.5.M852)
Keywords
Auditing, Internal, Local finance, Local government, Mkuranga District council, Tanzania
Citation
Mwantyala, Elizabeth J (2012)