Assessing the information content of the Statement of Internal Control (SIC) of PLC's in Malaysia : a qualitative perspective / Masetah Ahmad Tarmizi

Ahmad Tarmizi, Masetah (2006) Assessing the information content of the Statement of Internal Control (SIC) of PLC's in Malaysia : a qualitative perspective / Masetah Ahmad Tarmizi. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

Abstract

This study is conducted because there is no specific format imposed on the Statement of
Internal Control (SIC) and there is sufficient observation to implicate that some of the
PLC's adopted the "cut and paste" process in the preparation of the SIC. Particularly,
this study ailTIs to achieve four objectives, firstly; to develop an Internal Control
framework, secondly; to assess the information content of Malaysian's SIC, thirdly; to
analyze the trend of the information content score and fourthly; to rank companies
based on the information content of their SIC. This study chose companies listed with
the Second Board as the sample frame and used content analysis and EXCEL Microsoft
Office to produce graphs and charts. The significance of this study is mainly the
provision of a suitable internal control framework that could be used by PLC's when
they prepare the SIC. Secondly, these studies aim to recognize the information to be
included within the SIC. Through analysis, this study found that PLC's provided more
information on the control structure and environment with an average score exceeding
60% for all the years under reviews. This is followed by the information on risk
ITIanagelTIent framework, objectives of the company to maintain a sound internal control
system and roles & responsibilities the BOD, Audit committee and Internal Audit
departlnent

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Ahmad Tarmizi, Masetah
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Accounting. Bookkeeping > Periodicals. Societies. Serials
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Accountancy
Keywords: Statement of Internal Control (SIC), Internal Control framework, information content
Date: 2006
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/3553
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