THE IMPACT OF CORPORATE FINANCIAL SCANDAL ON FIRMS PROFITABILITY
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Access to sustainable microfinance services enables owners of micro-enterprises to increase income level in the economy, create employment opportunities and reduce their vulnerability to external shocks.
It also enable poor household to move from by struggle for survival to planning for the future investing in better nutrition and empowering them socially.
The Research work is therefore aimed at evaluating the micro enterprises access to micro credit in which a research design instrument (Questionnaires) was give out to some micro enterprises in a stratified sampling area to collect the relevant information needed for proper presentation and analysis.
Pearson coefficient of correlation(r) shows a strong relationship between having awareness of microfinance services and having access to micro credit, as one of the micro finance service by the micro enterprises and those that have access to micro credits even though all the micro enterprises were aware of it but not all of them have access to it due to some reasons.
Thus, this study is intended to examine the effects of financial misstatement or scandals on firm‘s profitability. The study will also cover the control and precautions to financial scandal. The study also examine how best to handle scandals to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of firms.
The practice of manipulating the financial statement to bolster company’s position is not new
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) fraud is the deliberate misrepresentation of the financial position of an enterprise, accomplished through the intentional misstatement or omission of amounts or disclosures in the financial statement to deceive financial statement users.
Also, financial scandals are fraud called misrepresentation of facts, and its key elements are: –
i. A material false statement
ii. Knowledge of its falsity
iii Reliance on the false statement by the victim, and
iv Damage suffered by victim
Financial scandals meet the above criteria. The financial scandal is false because of the degree of manipulation to present a ‘picture’ that is grossly different from the truth. Those behind it, the top management know it is false, but want users (banks investors, public) to rely on it, and there is high risk of financial loss to those who invest in money losing ventures
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The major problem of financial scandals is its adverse effect on the firm’s profitability and the detriments it holds on the firm’s reputation.
However, this is evident in the findings carried out on First Bank Nigeria Plc and its directors in the financial decisions of the firm’s financial misstatement carried out by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
1.4 RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
The main objectives of this proposed research shall be:
5. To examine the effects of corporate financial statement fraud on firm’s profitability.
6. To identify reason(s) why such falsification is largely perpetrated by management
7. To examine how perpetrated scandals are designed to benefit the organization
8. To find out how financial fraud affects the organization generally.
1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
For the purpose of this research work, the following research questions will be dealt with.
1 Is there any significant relationship between financial scandals and firm’s profitability?
2. Has the falsification of financial statement improved the volume of investors?
3. is there any significant relationship between financial scandals and investor’s turnover?
4. Are financial scandals aided by the management to the firm’s benefits?
1.4 RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS
The under listed points are turned into assumptions and in the cause of this research work shall form the field work.
Hypothesis: H0 – Null Hypothesis
Hi – Alternative Hypothesis
1. H0: Corporate financial scandals have no relationship with firms’ profitability
Hi: There is a relationship between corporate financial scandals and firms profitability.
2. Ho: Corporate financial scandals are not aided by management.
H1: Most corporate financial scandals are management aided
3. Ho: Financial scandal does not affect the overall performance of the firm
H1: Financial scandals will always affect the overall performance of the firm
4. H0: Corporate financial misstatement would not lead to high risk of financial loss to investors
H1: corporate financial misstatement would lead to high risk of financial loss to investors
1.7 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
“The effects of corporate financial scandals on firm’s profitability” as a subject of study is a research study that worth it in all aspects of time wasted in carrying out the work.
The beneficiaries of this study are traceable to owners of the business, the stakeholders, banks, investors and the government. Thus this work is based on the following premise:
I.To looks at the reasons why management opts to end fraud.
ii To look at the essence of an auditor in the prevention of fraud in an organization.
iii. To show the true picture of the organization to interested investors