During the recent period, several notorious scandals about money laundering crimes or suspicions of money laundering in the banking sector have occurred in large banks operating in Sweden. Regulations on what a bank must do to prevent money laundering have become stricter over the past ten years. Money laundering or suspicion of money laundering are one of the biggest risks banks can face. A bank has an internal audit function that creates security and a balanced picture of how well processes and routines work for both the board and management. An audit carried out by the internal audit function is part of the framework for risk management in a bank. However, it is considered a challenge for the internal audit function to detect money laundering because perpetrators actively bring illegal money into the system and hide the verification chain to avoid prosecution.
The purpose of the study is to create an understanding of how the internal audit process prevents money laundering in banks that have activities in Sweden with the help of three organizational factors. The study has a qualitative approach where semi-structured interviews were conducted. Furthermore, the study found indications that the three organizational factors are of great importance in the prevention of money laundering in the large banks operating in Sweden. However, the study has made great delimitations; hence, further research is needed.
|Date of Award||2019-Jul-05|
|Supervisor||Caroline Pontoppidan (Supervisor) & Heléne Tjärnemo (Examiner)|
- Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics
- 15 HE credits
Swedish Standard Keywords
- Business Administration (50202)