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The practical specifics of compliance procedures as part of internal control of organizations' exports

Vol. 24, Iss. 4, APRIL 2021

Received: 11 February 2021

Received in revised form: 25 February 2021

Accepted: 1 March 2021

Available online: 15 April 2021

Subject Heading: CONTROL AND AUDIT

JEL Classification: F23, G32, М42

Pages: 459–486

https://doi.org/10.24891/ia.24.4.459

Vilena A. YAKIMOVA Amur State University (AmSU), Blagoveshchensk, Russian Federation
vilena_yakimova@mail.ru

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5866-5652

Subject. The article discusses compliance procedures for improving the internal control system and accommodating to the specifics of exporting enterprises' financial and business operations.
Objectives. The study is intended to formulate a methodological framework of compliance control to check whether exporting enterprises are compliant with financial laws.
Methods. The study is based on the methods of comparison, checkerboard analysis, planning, classification, grouping, summary and systematization.
Results. I formulated a compliance control program, which would account for the specifics of the exporting enterprise's financial and business operations, business processes of the exporting activity and compliance risk (associated with taxes, customs, currency, contractual obligations). The article enlists working papers needed to summarize results of tax, currency and accounting compliance procedures. I set forth a methodological approach based on the checkerboard analysis of reconciliation and comparison of export documents.
Conclusions and Relevance. Exporting enterprises need the compliance control procedures to mitigate the probability of compliance risks and eliminate financial implications, such as fines, penalties for legislative and contractual breaches. Based on the proposed compliance procedure, the compliance control system will allow the exporting enterprise to gain a positive business reputation in the Russian and foreign distribution markets, and create an image of a bona fide and law-abiding taxpayer. The findings can be used to perform internal controls at exporting enterprises.

Keywords: compliance control, internal control, tax compliance, foreign trade, compliance control program, compliance risk

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