Ownership structure and financial reporting quality: Influence of audit quality evidence from Jordan

Wan Anisah, Endut and Nik Mohd Norfadzilah, Nik Mohd Rashid and Hamza Kamel, Qawqzeh (2019) Ownership structure and financial reporting quality: Influence of audit quality evidence from Jordan. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 8 (4). pp. 2212-2220. ISSN 2277-3878

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The issues of ownership structure, audit quality, earnings management and financial reporting quality have received more consideration from public, profession and other interested parties particularly after persistent firms' scandals. Ownership structure play essential role in improve financial reporting quality (FRQ) through acting as effective internal control. This study examines the influence of the various types of ownership on the FRQ and the influence of audit quality. A stream of literature has examined the relationships between the different types of ownership, audit quality and FRQ. This study aims to connect such of these variables to produce an integrated model describing the influence of ownership structure with in the company and audit quality on FRQ. Therefore, the following relationships are tested: Ownership structure and FRQ, Mediating effect of auditor quality on these relationships, and audit quality and FRQ. Using Panel Data of 180 Jordanian company listed in ASE from 2009-2017, results showed that directors' and family ownership have significantly positive effect on FRQ through reducing earnings management; Institutional ownership has significantly negative influence on FRQ; Managerial ownership has insignificant impact on FRQ. Audit quality has partial mediating impact on these relationships. Audit quality found to has significantly positive impact on FRQ, it implies that audit quality is considered as deterrent to earnings management. This study suggests to increase the supervisory and monitoring role of institutional ownership on the management when preparing financial statements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audit quality, Discretionary accruals, Earnings Management, Financial Reporting Quality, Jordan, Ownership structure.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Management
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 07:21
Last Modified: 22 May 2022 02:25
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/6521

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