The Salvation Army: Aspects of their Financial Administration; Success and Failure

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Purpose This article seeks to provide insight into internal control principles within a significant non-profit organisation. Design/methodology/approach A review of archival and general literature sources. Findings The article provides the background to the development of financial administration of The Salvation Army, chronicling early approaches to fund raising and attitudes to public accountability. It also sets out the early framework for regulating financial management and internal controls on financial matters. It presents a detailed account of a major breakdown in controls. It concludes with a brief summary of key guideline breakdowns. Originality/value This paper will be of interest to financial administrators in non-profit organisations. © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Charities, Internal auditing, Internal control, Non-profit organizations

Howson, K. (2005). The Salvation Army: Aspects of their financial administration; Success and failure. Managerial Auditing Journal, 20(7), 649-662. doi:10.1108/02686900510611203

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