Details for Financial Integrity System


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BUS203
  • Credit points: 10


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Financial Integrity System

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective



  1. Awareness of the main financial integrity risks, especially in NFPs and Churches.
  2. Sound understanding of the main strategies for mitigating financial integrity risks, especially in NFPs and Churches.
  3. Experience in designing a financial integrity system for a church NFP organisation.

Assessment Methods

  • Essay 20%
  • Group Assignment 30%
  • Final Exam 50% (2 hours)

Prescribed Text

Zack, G. M. (2010). Fraud and Abuse in Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Prevention and Detection Rockville, MD, Nonprofit Resource Center.

Representative References

Additional References:

  • Kiel, G. C. and G. J. Nicholson (2002). Boards That Work: A New Guide for Directors Sydney, McGraw Hill.
  • Gross, M. J., et. al., Financial & Accounting Guide for Not-For-Profit Organisations, 4th ed, New York: Wiley, 2000.
  • Grace, D. and S. Cohen (2005). Business Ethics: Problems and Cases.3rd edition, Oxford University Press.
  • Jay Thibodeau, Deborah Freier Auditing and Accounting Cases: Investigating Issues of Fraud and Professional Ethics  Mc Graw Hill 2010
  • “Fleecing the flock:  The big business of swindling people who trust you”  The Economist Jan 28 2012.