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Determinants of Audit Fee Based on Client Attribute, Auditor Attribute, and Engagement Attribute to Control Risks and Prevent Fraud: A Study on Public Accounting Firms in Sumatra-Indonesia

Tulus Suryanto

International Journal of Economics & Business Administration (IJEBA), 2014, vol. II, issue 3, 27-39

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine the effect of client attribute, auditor attribute, and engagement attribute to audit fees and the effect of audit fees to control risks and fraud prevention. The respondents involved in this research were auditors working in public accounting firms in Bandar Lampung, Palembang and Jambi. Based on the census sampling method, the total sample in this research was 104 respondents from public accounting firms in Bandar Lampung, Palembang and Jambi. In this research, Partial Least Square analysis was employed to test the hypotheses. The results of this research indicate that client attribute, auditor attribute, and engagement attribute are the dominant factors affecting audit fees. The results also show that audit fees have an effect on risk control and fraud prevention.

Keywords: client attribute; auditor attribute; engagement attribute; audit fees; control risk; and fraud prevention (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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