Are internal controls foolproof?

No. Making internal controls infallible would be cost prohibitive and make business processes unreasonably cumbersome. Internal controls are designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the achievement of objectives in the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with laws and regulations. Even well designed controls are susceptible to collusion and the failure of supervisors to enforce or monitor the controls.

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1. What is internal auditing?
2. What types of audits are conducted?
3. What are internal controls?
4. Are internal controls foolproof?
5. Who receives the audit reports?
6. What is the difference between internal auditors and external auditors?
7. What is fraud?
8. Are auditors looking for fraud when performing audits?
9. What should I do if I suspect County resources are being wasted or abused?
10. What should I do if I suspect someone is involved in something illegal?