Practice of Continuous Auditing in accordance with Technology Acceptance Model: An analytical study of a sample of the Iraqi auditing Offices


This paper discusses the essence of the developmental process in auditing firms and offices at the world today. This process is focused on how to adopt the audit concepts which is based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), including the Continuous Auditing (CA) in particular. The purpose of this paper is to design a practical model for the adoption of CA and its requirements according to the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). This model will serve as a road map for manage the change and development in the Iraqi auditing firms and offices. The paper uses the analytical approach in reaching to the target results. We design the logical and systematic relations between the nine variables of our proposal model. By using the electronic questionnaire that sent by email to the sample of auditors, data has been collected and then analyzed using the structural equation modeling (SEM) in (SPSS21). The paper has reached several conclusions and suggestions, the most important of which: most of the auditors believe that the computerized system in their firms and offices have a great role in the benefits that they receive in the case of continuous audit rather than traditional audit. This role will not grow unless it employ the secure communications and sync with the clients as well as the auditor's experience in a professionalism using and managing that system and not be less than professional experience in the field of auditing. There is also a need to create a new radical perception and thought for those who interested in developing and practicing the audit profession about the importance of activating and embracing the continuous reports environment. Where this perception and thought are necessary for ensure the adoption of CA, which is based on increasing the value-added to the services that is provided to clients in that environment.