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Audit committee and the amendments of quarterly financial reports among Malaysian companies

Ku Ismail, Ku Nor Izah and Syed Abd Rahman, Sharifah Asmawati (2011) Audit committee and the amendments of quarterly financial reports among Malaysian companies. Jurnal Pengurusan, 32 (2011). pp. 3-12. ISSN 0127-2713

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This paper examines the association between audit committee characteristics (independence, expertise and activities) and the amendments of quarterly financial reports of Malaysian companies. Control variables, namely size of board of directors, size of company, profitability and auditor are also included in this study. In this study, each of the 63 sampled companies that amended their quarterly reports in 2005 is matched with a company that did not make any amendments.Results of the regression test indicate that companies having audit committees with two or more financial experts are less likely to amend their quarterly reports. Although other variables (except for auditor) appear to have a negative association with amendments, statistically the association is insignificant.This study also observed that most of the amendments are due to oversight, mathematical mistakes and typographical errors. The findings suggest that to be effective, audit committees should have more than one financial expert.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Malay titile = Jawatankuasa Audit dan Pindaan Laporan Kewangan Suku-tahun di kalangan Syarikat Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ku Nor Izah Ku Ismail
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 07:47
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2016 04:06
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17682

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