Checking Distress In The Nigerian Banking Sector The Role Of Accountants And Auditors [a Case Study Of First Bank Of First Bank Of Nigeria Plc, Awka ) . ]

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CHECKING DISTRESS IN  THE NIGERIAN BANKING SECTOR THE ROLE OF ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS

[A CASE STUDY OF FIRST BANK OF FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA

PLC, AWKA)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPROVAL PAGE

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENR

PROPOSAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE

1.0    BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

1.1           INTRODUCTION

1.2           STATEMENT OF PROBLEML

1.3           OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

1.4           SSIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

1.5           SCOPE OF THE STUDY

1.6           LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

1.7           DEFINITION OF TERM

1.8           STATEMENT OF HYPOTHESIS

 

CHAPTER TWO

2.0           LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1    INTRODUCTION

2.2           DISTRESS IN THE NIGERIAN BANKING SECTOR

2.3           EMERGENCE OF DISTRESS BANKS IN NIGERIA

2.4           IMPLICATION OF DISTRESS FOR THE ECONOMY

2.5           CAUSES OF BANK DISTRESS IN NIGERIA

2.6           WHO IS AN AUDITOR

2.7           WHAT IS AUDITING

2.8           THE ROLE OF AUDITOR IN DISTRESS AND FAILED BANKS

2.9           THE ROLE OF AUDITING/FUNCSTION OF THE EXERNAL AUDITOR

2.10     THE DUTIES OF THE ACCOUNTING/AUDITOR

2.11     AUDITOR LAIBILITY IN RELATION TO DISTRESSED AND FAILED BANK

2.12     LETTER TO THE MANAGEMENT

 

CHAPTER THREE

3.0           RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1    AREA OF STUDY

1.2           RESEARCH DESIGN

1.3           SOURCE OF DATA AND INFORMAITON

1.4           MODE OF DATA COLLECTION ANALYSIS

1.5           ANALYSIS OF DATA

CHAPTER FIVE

4.0           PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA

4.1    DATA PRESENTATION

 

4.2           QUESTIONNAIRES ADMINISTRATION AND ANALYSIS OF RESPONSES

4.3           TEST OF HYPOTHESIS

 

 
CHAPTER FIVE

5.0           SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

5.1    SUMMARY

5.2           CONCLUSION

5.3           RECOMMENDATIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDIX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

1.1           INTRODUCTION

Distress in the Nigerian banking sectors is a problem that bank has in this recent time.  This seems as if the regulatory authorities appeared to be fighting a losing battle to sanitise the system.

Ebtiodaghe (1996) observed that banking distress occurs when customers were unable the loss of their deposits and consequent breakdown of their contractual obligation.  The central bank fails to meet its capitalization requirements, has a weak deposit base and is afflicated by mismanagement.  Aderiu (1997) said that distress in banks I based on the banks examination rating system with the word “CAMEL” that is C=capital adequaate, A = Asset quality, Management competence, E = earning strenght, L = Liquidity sufficiency.  The above mentioned is the aggregate areas that really qualifies a bank to be branded “ healthy or sick”.

A bank is considered healthy by the CBN if it maintians six criteria for instance capital paid up capital, sound management i.e bank meeting up with CBN rules, satisfy customers and shareholders interest, minimum liquidity of 30% not less than 10% of its liquid assets to be in treasury bill and certificates.  In a situation where a bank defaults in one or few of the above criteria and fails to rectify its default position within a month, it is indeed qualified to be classifeid as distressed.

Where banks is unable toservice its fixed costs, meet it debts obligations to its stakeholders has a net cash greater than its capital and can no longer operate profitably, the bank is deemed to have failed. Thus a failed banks is a bank which is unable to meet its obligations to its stakehodlers as at when due arising from weakness in its financail, operational and managerial conditions.

The failed bank decree also defined “failed bank” as a bank whose license has been taken over by the CBN.  Due to the inability of the regulatory authorities to bring back some of these

 

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