Technical, Moral Competencies and Communication Skills for Sustainability of Accounting Profession
10 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2017
Date Written: December 30, 2016
This study examined about affect of technical, moral competencies and communications skills toward auditors’ fraud detection capabilities. There are two independent variables i.e. technical competence and communication skill, and one of dependent variable i.e fraud detection capabilities that used in the research model. Moral competence was treated as moderating variable. The research data was obtained from 342 public accountants (external auditors), who came from 13 public accountant firm in Jakarta, Indonesia. Sampling method is convenience sampling. From the statistical testing using Smart Partial Least Square (PLS) 3.2, it shown that technical competence and communication skills have positive effect to the auditors’ fraud detection capabilities. But this study could not prove that moral competence as a moderating variable.
Keywords: Technical Competence, Moral Competence, Communications Skills, Auditors' Fraud Detection Capabilities
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