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Issues in the perception of auditor independence

John M. Lacey

Issues in the perception of auditor independence

a research project commissioned by the Chief Accountant of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission

by John M. Lacey

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Published by School of Accounting, University of Southern California in [Los Angeles] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Auditors -- United States -- Professional ethics -- Public opinion.,
    • Auditors -- United States -- Family relationships -- Public opinion.,
    • Capitalists and financiers -- United States -- Attitudes.,
    • Occupational surveys -- United States.,
    • Auditors -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-57).

      Statementby John M. Lacey.
      SeriesResearch report ;, no. 1, Research report (University of Southern California. SEC and Financial Reporting Institute) ;, no. 1.
      ContributionsUnited States. Securities and Exchange Commission.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHF5667 .L32 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination61 p. ;
      Number of Pages61
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1610377M
      LC Control Number91149624


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Securities and Exchange Commission. Office of Chief Accountant. Threats and Safeguards in the Determination of Auditor Independence William T.

Allen New York University issues of auditor independence do remain after passage of the Sarbanes- multiple relationships began to cast shadows on the vital perception of independence of auditing firms.

By the s, it appeared that some Author: William T. Allen, Arthur Siegel. The GAO’s basic rule for auditor independence is fairly simple: “In all matters relating to the audit work, the audit organization and the individual auditor, whether govern-ment or public, must be independent.”1 The GAO goes on to indicate that the concept of independence comprises two elements: independence of mind, and independence in.

Auditor independence, audit quality and the mandatory auditor rotation in Egypt Article (PDF Available) in Education Business and Society Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues 6(2).

The Commission's general standard of auditor independence is that an auditor's independence is impaired if the auditor is not, or a reasonable investor with knowledge of all the facts and circumstances would conclude that the auditor is not, capable of exercising objective and impartial judgment on all issues encompassed within the audit.

The commercial pressure to retain long-term relationships may impede auditor independence and impact the perception of independence. Compulsory rotation would likely overcome these issues. Compulsory firm rotation increases systemic risk in the market place due to compromised audit effectiveness.

Independence is critically important to an auditor as it is regarded as being one of the fundamental principles underlying the auditor‘s work.

The financial markets must have confidence in the. The purpose of this paper is to explore the perceptions of Tunisian financial analysts regarding factors influencing auditor independence. Our study examines the impact of 49 independence enhancing and threatening factors on the perceptions of 54 financial analysts using a questionnaire instrument.

The results indicate that the principal threat factors relate to non. The SEC adopted and revised RuleQualifications of Accountants (codified within the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 17 CFR Part - Regulation S-X) to implement the auditor independence requirements within the statues noted above.

Rule was revised in and again in The amendments are explained in the respective releases. IIA Summit for Government Auditors Exposes Common Concerns. Attendees from the United States and Canada participated in an interactive panel discussion on issues such as auditor independence, resolving conflicts, and resource limitations.

In regard to the organization’s perception of auditor value, Ward noted that sometimes audit. Ghandar says to watch out for these six threats to SMSF auditor independence: 1.

Self-review threat. These occur when the auditor has also prepared some of the accounting for the fund. Ghandar says the vast majority of independence breaches are related to self-review threats.

In large firms, this threat can be addressed by separating the. This chapter identifies and discusses certain issues influencing statutory auditor independence in corporate accounting scandals based on a review of literature and legal case judgments.

The opinions of informed and experienced respondents have been collected through a structured questionnaire and statistically : Mitrendu Narayan Roy, Siddhartha Sankar Saha.

The purpose of this paper is to explore the perceptions of Tunisian financial analysts regarding factors influencing auditor independence.

Our study examines the impact of 49 independence enhancing and threatening factors on the perceptions of 54 financial analysts using a questionnaire instrument. The results indicate that the principal threat factors relate to non. Principles of auditor independence 4.

The external auditor plays a critical role in lending independent credibility to published financial statements used by investors, creditors and other stakeholders as a basis for making capital allocation decisions.

Indeed, the public’s perception File Size: KB. The case for auditor independence is straightforward. Auditors are paid to tell clients how to account for their money.

In an era when companies face extraordinary pressure to report ever-increasing profits, and markets severely punish those who don't, auditing independence is vital: investors need to know they can rely on financial statements.

Auditor independence issues in HIH and Role of Arthur Andersen Andersen submitted that the term ‘corporate governance' does not include the scope or quality of Andersen's audit work and should be limited to such matters as Andersen's appointment, the procedures for communication between Andersen and the HIH board and the activities of the /5(1).

be a mechanism that enhances the auditor’s independent position in negotiations and increases the effectiveness and quality of the audit engagement (Ng and Tan ).

Recent updates in control environment regulation for public companies have imposed higher demands on the independence and expertise of board members.

This paper examines how the UK Chartered Accountants Joint Ethics Committee’s (CAJEC) Statement Integrity, Objectivity and Independence, which was developed at a time of mounting levels of criticism of the auditing profession, provides legitimization for the accounting profession’s increased commercial activities, particularly in the area of other business by: It must be noted that even thought we make a distinction between the two types of auditor independence (in fact and in appearance), when considering the threats and safeguards to auditor independence these two components are not considered separately.

Ethical cognition and auditor independence Definition of ethical cognition. Auditor Independence and Audit Risk: A Reconceptualisation 1. INTRODUCTION Independent audit of company financial statements is a key component of the regulatory framework which supports capital markets.

Concerns are often expressed by regulators and other observers as to whether auditors are sufficiently independent and competent,File Size: KB. This article presents a comprehensive review of academic research pertaining to auditor independence and audit quality. This literature review is conducted based on published articles during the period in nine leading journals related to by: Enron dismissed Andersen as its auditor on Januciting document destruction and lack of guidance on accounting policy issues as the reasons.

Andersen countered with the contention that in its mind the relationship had terminated on December 2,the day the firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR AND THE CONDUCT OF AN AUDIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ON AUDITING 75 ISA AUDITING The term “fair presentation framework” is used to refer to a financial reporting framework that requires co mpliance with the requirements of the framework and.

It adopts a more accommodating method for evaluating the adequacy of an auditor's independence, introducing a 'framework' approach in contrast with its predecessor's 'rule book' approach. Both the Statement and respondents to the preceding Consultation Papers support the flexible system afforded by the framework in terms of promoting clients Cited by: Operation of auditors is faced by numerous ethical issues that relate to the auditor’s independence.

Auditor’s independence is influenced by many factors that relate to the controversies in provisions for any firm undertaking the audit services. -- The SEC adopted rules strengthening auditor independence in January consistent with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the revised SEC rules further restrict, but do not completely eliminate the type of nonaudit services that can be provided to the public.

() Auditor Independence and Auditor-Provided Tax Service: Evidence from Going-Concern Audit Opinions Prior to Bankruptcy Filings.

AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & TheoryOnline publication date: SepCited by: auditor independence, auditor reputation, industry specialization, auditor qualifications and proficiency. This research considers the following audit quality factors: Internal control Internal control is defined as “a process, affected by an entity's board of directors, management and otherFile Size: KB.

The well-known and widely publicized series of financial scandals have revealed that public trust was deeply eroded with regards to the public's perception of the audit process.

The growing mistrust led to questioning the auditor's role as well as his contribution to the social warfare, since the auditor is perceived as an agent acting in the Cited by: 6.

Issues Related To The Auditor Independence Introduction It is important to recognise that independence can never be absolute since the auditor is appointed, and paid by the client.

The purpose of auditor safeguards to independence is to reduce the threats that may impair the auditor’s opinion forming process. First, the Institute's ethical code forbids auditors to provide non-audit services to audit clients if that would present a threat to independence for which no adequate safeguards are available.

In such circumstances, the firm must either resign as auditor or refuse to supply the non-audit services. The code includes examples of specific. mittee in place helps to enhance the auditor’s real and perceived independence by providing a direct link be-tween the auditor and the governing board while pre-serving the “hands off” perception.

It limits the reli-ance the governing body places on the technical exper-tise of the independent auditor. This study investigates if there is a positive association between takeover premiums and the bidder’s perception of target firm auditor reputation and independence.

Using auditor size as a proxy for auditor reputation, the results indicate that in hostile takeovers target shareholders receive a higher takeover premium when a Big 4 auditor Cited by: 8.

Independence of mind exists when the auditor is actually able to maintain an unbiased attitude throughout the audit, whereas independence in appearance is dependent on others' interpretation or perception of this independence and hence their faith in the auditor.

Activities which may not affect independence of mind, but which are likely. I had a chance to talk to her a bit about the history of auditor independence issues and some of the risks of using accounting firms as implementation partners on ERP and other enterprise software projects.

In part 2 tomorrow we will talk about differences in automation in the audit and consulting practices of such firms. The paper "Auditor Independence and Scepticism" describes that independence and auditor scepticism is of considerable significance in the practical phenomenon.

Both. StudentShare. Our website is a unique platform where students can share their papers in a matter of giving an example of the work to be done. If you find papers matching your topic. The independence of the external auditor is one of the most important issues the audit has received considerable attention The importance of auditor independence was underpinned after the corporate scandals [7].

From the bankruptcy filing of influenced public perception of the audit function. In this regard, most regulators for auditing. This journal also publishes Open Access articles. Editor in Chief. Prof. Sharad C. Asthana. 4 issues per year.

Subscription price. IJAAPE addresses the complete spectrum of: financial accounting, managerial accounting, accounting education, auditing, taxation, public sector accounting, capital market and accounting, accounting information. The auditor must approach each audit with professional skepticism and must have the capacity and the willingness to decide issues in an unbiased and objective manner, even when the auditor’s decisions may be against the interests of management of the audit client or against the interests of the auditor’s own accounting firm.

Independence of external auditor By: shubham kanchhal Auditor independence refers to the independence of the auditor from parties that may have a financial interest in business being ndence requires integrity and an objective approach for the audit process. This concept requires the auditor to carry his work freely and in an objective manner.

This speech was given by the Comptroller General at the Elliot Richardson Lecture before the American Society for Public Administration at the Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Ma This speech regards four areas: First, how ethics and integrity form the foundation for auditing.

Second, the importance GAO places on ethics and .Independence and Conflicts of Interest Accountants in public practice should be independent in fact and appearance when providing auditing and other attestation services. If you provide attestation or assurance services to clients, a conflict of interest may prevent you from also providing investment advisory services.Independence is the primary—if not the sole—source of value ascribed by society to audit activity.

Foremost among the independence questions explored philosophically by Mautz and Sharaf in a chapter devoted entirely to the subject is whether the performance of consulting and other nonaudit services is inconsistent with auditor independence.