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Internal Audit Effectiveness and Its Determinant Factors in Commercial Banks of Ethiopia: The Case of Bale Robe Town

The aim of this study was to investigate the determinants of internal auditing effectiveness in a commercial bank of Ethiopia using a combination of descriptive and explanatory research methods. Specifically, from the audit literature five determinates such as TMS, COMP, IND, ITT and RBIEA were identified to check their effect on internal audit effectiveness. As the main aim of this study was to investigate factors affecting internal audit effectiveness of commercial banks of Ethiopia, Explanatory study would be used to show the causal relationship between variables due to explanatory type of research is used to explain, understand and predict the relationship between variables through statistical tests such as regression A sample size of 139 was determined from the total population 160 using Yamane's (1967) formula and the questionnaires were distributed to the selected samples by random sampling method and judgmental or purposive Sampling method. The primary and secondary sources of data were used to collect the necessary data. The collected data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics through EViews software. The study found a significant positive relationship between information technology usage, competency of internal auditors, top management support and cooperation between internal & external auditors with internal audit effectiveness while independency of internal auditor was found to be statistically insignificant. Finally, the study recommended that, internal audit staffs should have sufficient knowledge of key IT audit tools and maintain good or smooth relationship with external auditors, top management should give enough support and training in developing internal audit staffs.

Internal Audit Effectiveness, IT Tools, Management Support

Hussen Abdulkadir Roba, Habtamu Alebachew Legass, Semira Jemal. (2023). Internal Audit Effectiveness and Its Determinant Factors in Commercial Banks of Ethiopia: The Case of Bale Robe Town. International Journal of Accounting, Finance and Risk Management, 8(2), 49-56.

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