Timeliness of Annual Audit Report: Some Empirical Evidence from Malaysia
Siti Norwahida Shukeri
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Sherliza Puat Nelson
International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
December 1, 2011
Entrepreneurship and Management International Conference (EMIC 2) 2011, Kangar, Perlis Malaysia
The aim of this study is to examine the factors that influence annual audit report in Malaysia. The sample includes 300 largest companies listed in the KLSE for the year ended 2009. Findings show that audit report lag is significantly influenced by auditor type, audit opinion and firm performance. However, no evidence was found to support the effect of board independence, audit committee size, audit committee meetings and audit committee qualifications on audit report lag. Apart from contributing to the literature on determinants of audit timeliness, this study also falls under the strand of literature that examines the consequences of the regulatory changes introduced around the world to strengthen corporate governance and financial reporting transparency, hence provide evidences of recent audit delays.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: Audit Reports, Corporate Governance, Audit committees, Malaysia
Date posted: December 3, 2011 ; Last revised: December 15, 2011
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