Factors impacting audit quality

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dc.contributor.author Ball, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-30T00:52:35Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-30T00:52:35Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/24034
dc.description University of Technology, Sydney. Faculty of Business. en_US
dc.description.abstract The objective of this thesis is to evaluate the extent to which auditor-client relations and discounting on initial audit engagements undermine audit quality. While it has been claimed that close auditor-client relations undermine auditor independence and erodes audit quality, I find no evidence of this. This suggests that controls implemented by regulators, the profession and audit firms are operating effectively and the regulation prescribing auditor rotation is likely unnecessary. In relation to the concern that discounting on initial audit engagements erodes audit quality, I find that there are fee increases in periods subsequent to initial audit engagements and this suggests concerns that price pressure arising from discounting undermines audit quality are overstated. These results suggest that many of the concerns expressed about the threats to audit quality are misdirected. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Auditing. en
dc.subject Accounting. en
dc.subject Standards. en
dc.subject Australia. en
dc.subject Financial statements. en
dc.title Factors impacting audit quality en_US
dc.type Thesis (Ph.D.) en_US
utslib.copyright.status Open Access

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