control, and governance
A NOT-SO-EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BUSINESS
Following a three-month investigation, two Jacksonville, Fla., division chiefs of the city’s Equal Business Opportunity Division have resigned after being caught forging documents for city park work on behalf of an unlicensed contracting company they were responsible for regulating, according to a recent article published in The Florida Times-Union. Two other employees returned to work after being cleared of any wrongdoing. This marks the second time in two weeks that the division, which auditors recently criticized after discovering employees spent hours using the Internet because they didn’t have enough work to do, has gained negative attention.Who was responsible for monitoring the division chiefs’ work? What controls should have been in place to verify the contractor’s licensing? Can internal auditors learn anything from this fraud that may help them identify future frauds?
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