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The Impact of Audit Committee Performance and Composition on Financial Reporting Quality in Jordan

Qasim Ahmad Alawaqleh and Nashat Ali Almasria

International Journal of Financial Research, 2021, vol. 12, issue 3, 55-69

Abstract: The corporate governance literature indicates efforts to investigate the role of the audit committee (AC) in improving the financial reporting quality (FRQ) after the emergence of financial scandals in many countries in the world, inclusive Jordan. To date, empirical findings are inconclusive enough to address all audit committee characteristics regarding its competency and responsibilities by employing a questionnaire to collect data about this relationship. Thus, this study measures the correlation between AC (performance and composition) and FRQ of manufacturing corporations registered on the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE). To test this impact empirically, the target population was financial managers, audit committee members, and internal audit managers who are working in manufacturing corporations listed on the (ASE). According to the coefficient (¦Â), the independent variables (Audit Committee Performance and Audit Committee Composition influence the dependent variable FRQ. This research recommends that firms enhance the audit committee work performance and composition to ensure audit committee members effectively enhance the FRQ audit committee is a vital mechanism of the firm's corporate governance system.

Keywords: audit committee; financial reporting quality; ASE; Jordan; audit committee performance; audit committee composition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.5430/ijfr.v12n3p55

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