A Study on Effectiveness of Internal Control System in Selected Banks in Saudi ArabiaAuthor : Raj Bahadur Sharma and Nabil Ahmed M. Senan
Volume 8 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 41-47
The study is to attempt to examine effectiveness of internal control system in selected Saudi Banks in Saudi Arabia. The effectiveness of internal control depends and interrelated to five components viz., Control Environment, Risk Assessment, Accounting Information System and Communication System, Control Activities, and Self-Monitoring. These components derived from management and integrated with the management process. Although the components are applicable to all banks, small and medium, sized banks can apply them separately on a large scale. Its control can be less formal and less structured, yet a small bank can control effective internal controls. The study concluded that the Banks in Saudi Arabia have satisfactory internal control system. The Al Rajhi bank has top most internal control system in selected banks. It recommended that there still need to improve in control environment, risk assessment and communication system in banks. The study statistically proved that there is significant difference in effectiveness of Internal Controls in the Selected Saudi Banks.
Internal Control, Control Environment, Risk Assessment, Self-Monitoring
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