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Queensland AYN 454 Individual Project Topics 2014 Semester 2 - Forensic Accounting & Investigation

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Question;Queensland University of TechnologySchool of AccountancyAYN454 ~ Forensic Accounting & Investigation_____________________________________________________________________IndividualProjectTopics- Examples ? Assignment_____________________________________________________________________Title: Individual ProjectPurpose: To demonstrate the application of forensic accounting conceptsLength or Duration: Approx 5-6 pagesplus appendicesGroup or Individual: IndividualOptional or Compulsory: CompulsoryDescription: Students are required to complete an assignment on a fraud, or aspect of fraud, corporate failure or related issue. The assignment must include an introduction, body, conclusion and bibliography and conform to Faculty referencing requirements.Some Suggested Topics (most preferred topics: first three in block letters:?Massive Fraud In Australian Listed Investment Company (LIC) Sector (see athttp://barnabyisright.com/2013/04/18/massive-fraud-in-australian-listed-investment-company-lic-sector/) (research question could be: what motivate to commit fraud in Australian Listed Investment companies? What are the possible ways to eliminate such frauds?)?The Massive MDG Fraud: How the health ministry steals from the sick and dying (see athttp://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/93565-how_the_health_ministry_is_stealing_from_the_sick.html) (whatmotivate to commitfraud by government officials dealing withMillennium Development Goals (MDGs)? How could we prevent such fraud? How can we apply Fraud triangle and National Integrity System (by Transparency International) to curb such fraud in the public sector?)?Conflict Mineral Reports Present Challenges for Auditors (see athttp://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2013/01/29/conflict-mineral-reports-present-challenges-for-auditors/) (a research question could be: what are the possible frauds in conflict mineral reports imposed by US SEC? What motivate to commit reporting fraud in relation to conflict mineral? How can we minimise auditing and reporting fraud in relation to conflict minerals)?Australian miners, disclose what you pay our neighbors (see athttp://theconversation.com/australian-miners-disclose-what-you-pay-our-neighbours-14624) (a research question could be: Are Australian mining companies disclosing enough on payment made to other countries where they operate?),?Commonwealth Bank?s approach to Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing (see the link athttps://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/customer-commitment/practices/anti-money-laundering.html) (whether corporations are responding to regulatory concerns in relation to money laundering and terrorism financing?)?Million Dollar Employee Fraud in Australia (see athttp://www.warfield.com.au/Warfield_Million Dollar_Fraud_HQ.pdf) (a research question could be: what measures corporations are taking to curb employee fraud? Are they enough to discipline employee fraudulent behaviour?) ?Emission Trading and Fraud (see athttp://www.theguardian.com/business/2011/feb/20/carbon-emissions-trading-market-eu) (research question could be: what the current measures regulators/policy makers/corporations are taking to eliminate fraud in emission trading?)?Carbon Credit Fraud: White collar crime of the future (see athttp://www.deloitte.com/assets/dcom-australia/local assets/documents/services/forensic/carbon_credit_fraud.pdf) (research question could be: are Australian regulators and corporations prepared to reduce potential fraud risk in carbon credit?).?Fraud against elderly: True Link Financial Launches Fraud Blocker to Protect Seniors Against Scams and Dishonest Marketing (see athttp://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb10981945.htm) (research question could be: whether banks have adequate measures to eliminate Fraud against elderly?)?Fraud in not for profit organisation:Oxfam anti-fraud chief accused of fraud (see athttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10127628/Oxfam-anti-fraud-chief-accused-of-fraud.html (a research question could be: how did OXFAM respond to this fraud allegation?)?New corruption scandal hits 14 NSW councils (see athttp://www.governmentnews.com.au/2012/10/29/article/New-corruption-scandal-hits-14-NSW-councils/NLXXJEMMGB) [a research question could be: whether these local councils (14 NSW councils) have taken corrective measures to control further corruption?) ?Not for profit Organisations: Good Governance Principles and Guidance (see athttp://www.companydirectors.com.au/~/media/B42BD5B5CA1445F582BB96ADAC752325.ashx?utm_source=NFP+Guidelines+&+Guidelines&utm_medium=Website&utm_campaign=NFP+Principles+&+Guidelines) (a research question could be: Does this guidance helpAustralian nonprofits to curb bribery, corruptions and fraud?)?BHP bribery scandal not thoroughly investigated (see at: http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/bhp-bribery-scandal-not-thoroughly-investigated) (a research question could be: How did BHP respond to bribery allegation? Was it effective?)?Rio Tinto executives admit taking bribes, (see at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/rio-tinto-executives-admit-taking-bribes/story-e6frg9df-1225844031276) (a research question could be: what measures RIO have taken to curb foreign bribery?)Students may do other contemporary topics so long as the topic includes the criteria set out in the Description section above.Feedback on prior year work by students:?chose a topic and just reiterated other researcher?s work?failed to provide depth of research on the topic ? had opinions but no research to support them.?failure to come to a conclusion.?came to a conclusion not supported by the rest of the text in the project.?did not choose a topic which allowed the student to express his/her opinions.?no case material analysis or support for opinions made.?failure to correctly cite research in the report.?too much theory and not enough individual criticism or judgement resulting in a superficial attempt

 

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