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For several decades, the audit profession has attempted to find efficient and effective methods of improving auditors' fraud risk assessments so as to enhance audit quality, reduce auditor liability, and improve investor protection. This study examines whether internal and external auditors or other interested parties (e.g., directors, lenders, investors, or regulators) can effectively use nonfinancial measures to assess the reasonableness of financial performance and help detect financial statement fraud.