Occupational Fraud

Assessment Description

For this assignment, you are to select an article from a peer-reviewed journal (such as the Journal of Accountancy) that discusses one instance of occupational fraud. The best place to locate peer-reviewed articles is through the GCU Library. Refer to “Writing Case Studies” to help you prepare your response for the case study.

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The paper is to be focused on one instance of occupational fraud.

Based on the article, compose a case study (1,500-1,800 words) detailing the following:

The facts of the article (key details).

The individuals involved.

What went wrong with the organization’s system of internal controls that allowed this fraud to happen? What ethical dilemmas were involved?

How was the issue discovered? Explain.

What internal controls might have prevented or detected the fraud had they been in place? Remember to support with relevant resources.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:

M.S. Accounting

4.1: Demonstrate an understanding of the general business environment and business concepts including knowledge of corporate governance.


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