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Trust, betrayal, graft: When an opinion (really) matters

  • Hendi Yogi Prabowo
    Hendi Yogi Prabowo

    Director of the Center for Forensic Accounting Studies at the Islamic University of Indonesia

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Yogyakarta   /   Tue, June 6, 2017   /  01:37 pm
Trust, betrayal, graft: When an opinion (really) matters Illustration of Indonesian Supreme Audit (BPK). (tempo.co/Imam Sukamto)

The reputation of Indonesia’s Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) was recently put to the test after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named two of its senior auditors as graft suspects. The two allegedly received bribes from officials of the Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry for the issuance of an unqualified opinion (opini WTP). 

In relation to this allegation, the KPK raided several offices at the BPK as well as at the Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Ministry. In addition to the two suspects from the BPK, the commission also named the inspector general and a high-ranking official at the ministry as suspects.

In the complex world of accounting and auditing, an unqualified opinion is the highest level of audit opinion in which an auditor states that an entity’s financial statements are fair...

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.