THE APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL SKEPTICISM IN FRAUD DETECTION (A Case Study at BPKP Representative of Central Java Province)

Sarina Gabryela Aprilyanti Butar Butar(1*),

(1) Badan Pengawasan Keuangan dan Pembangunan (Financial and Development Supervisory Board)
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


The purpose of this research is to describe the application of professional skepticism on government internal auditors of the Financial and Development Supervisory Board (BPKP) Representative of Central Java Province in detecting fraud. The application of professional skepticism will be understood based on the characters of attitude, as stated by Hurtt (2010), consisting of questioning mind, suspension on judgment, search for knowledge, interpersonal understanding, self-confidence, and selfdetermination.

This research is conducted using qualitative approach and refers to theoretical proposition. The data was collected by interviewing forensic auditors at each of functional position. The interviewees were determined by using purposive sampling method. They were forensic auditors who had ever been sued for audit report. The result shows that the forensic auditors of BPKP Representative of Central Java have already had proper comprehension about professional skepticism in fraud detection. The forensic auditors of BPKP Representative of Central Java have also applied professional skepticism in detecting fraud.


Keywords


Professional Skepticism; Government Internal Auditor; Fraud Detection.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21532/apfj.001.17.02.02.05

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