Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2018, 66, 747-754
Published online 2018-06-28

CFEBT Risk Triangle as a Tool for Detecting and Evaluating Risks of Accounting Records: A Case Study

Zita Drábková

Department of Finance and Accounting, Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Studentská 13, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic

The objective of the present contribution is to evaluate the risk of accounting errors and frauds in small companies predominantly operating in agriculture. It is based on an analysis of the CFEBT risk triangle for financial statements reported for the years 2012–2016. The CFEBT risk triangle is applied in form of a case study aimed at risk detection of occurrence of accounting errors and frauds for a selected sample of companies. A detailed analysis of a risk of impact of accounting errors and frauds is illustrated in the case study of an accounting unit chosen from the sample of companies evaluated. Results of the presented case study into the detection and evaluation of the risk based on interconnections between the reported profit (loss) and the generated cash flow during 5 accounting periods confirm the significance of having a complex view for decision making of users based on reported accounting records and accounting data. Future research into the CFEBT risk triangle focuses on performance of complex analyses for individual types of business activities of small and middle-sized companies in the context of Czech accounting standards and IFRS.


This paper was supported by the University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Economics [no. IGS05C1].


17 live references