Audit firm governance: an overview from Malaysia

Sharifah Milda Amirul, and Mohd Fairuz Md. Salleh, and Mohd Allif Anwar Abu Bakar, (2015) Audit firm governance: an overview from Malaysia. Procedia Economics and Finance, 31. pp. 632-639. ISSN 2212-5671


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This paper presents a preliminary analysis of survey data in a study to examine the governance of Malaysian audit firms. Data on 30 audit firms including big four and non-big four audit firms is used to describe four dimensions of the audit firm governance, namely, leadership, values and ethical requirement, independent non-executive, and operation. The survey study is still in progress, hence the presentation of the current analysis to highlight the level of awareness and compliance to the global standard of Code of Audit Firm Governance (CAFG) issued by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of United Kingdom. However, descriptive statistics thus far are found to provide useful insights into the governance of Malaysian audit firms. The preliminary analysis suggests that Malaysian audit firms are aware on the issuance of the CAFG, and have been in compliance to the CAFG except for matter in relation to transparency report and designation of independent non-executive directors. The establishment of Audit Oversight Board (AOB) in Malaysia does influence the level of compliance to the CAFG amongst Malaysian audit firms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audit Firm Governance; Code of Audit Firm Governance (CAFG); Financial Reporting Council of UK; Audit Oversight Board (AOB); Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2016 02:48
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 07:33

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