Solomon Ini Akpan, Ntiense Moses Akpan


This study sought to determine the forensic audit skills on contemporary audit reports and organizational productivity. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The descriptive survey design was adopted and it was carried out in Akwa Ibom State using two organizations namely; Champion Breweries Plc and Akwa Ibom Water Company. The population consists of 2836 staff while the sample size was 351 staff determined statistically using Taro Yamane formula. The purposive sampling technique was used. The instrument used for data collection was Forensic Audit Skills on Contemporary Audit Report and Organizational Productivity Questionnaire (FASCAROPQ). It was validated by three experts from the University of Uyo. The Cronbach Alpha reliability technique was used in which 0.79 index was obtained. The regression analysis was used in answering the research questions as well as testing of null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings reveal that data mining skill and computer assisted audit techniques significantly predict organizational productivity to a high level. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that forensic audit skills are very paramount to operators of any organization in order to correct the irregularities of contemporary audit report. Therefore, it is recommended among others that owners and managers of organization should ensure that their auditors adhere to data mining skill for effective audit report that would lead to optimal productivity of the organization.


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