Politically connected firms and external audit fees in Malaysia: An internal audit function perspective / Norziaton Ismail Khan, S. Susela Devi and Chan Wai Meng

Ismail Khan, Norziaton and S., Susela Devi and Chan, Wai Meng (2015) Politically connected firms and external audit fees in Malaysia: An internal audit function perspective / Norziaton Ismail Khan, S. Susela Devi and Chan Wai Meng. Malaysian Accounting Review, 14 (1). pp. 66-80. ISSN 1675-4077

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Abstract

This study extends the literature on the role of internal audit function in corporate governance and auditing by testing two hypotheses. The first hypothesis predicts that the association between internal audit objectivity and external audit fees is stronger after the implementation
of the Bursa Malaysia Listing Requirements 2008 implementation for politically connected firms than for non-politically connected firms. The second hypothesis predicts that the association between internal audit work performance and external audit fees is stronger after the
implementation of the Bursa Malaysia Listing Requirements 2008 for politically connected firms than for non-politically connected firms. Using data from 945 firm-year observations for the years 2005 to 2009, internal audit function attributes, namely y objectivity and work performance, and external audit fees are stronger post-2008. This finding suggests that politically connected firms are more likely to use a greater level of internal audit function and are more willing to pay for a higher quality of external audit work, thus acquiring higher external audit fees.

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Ismail Khan, Norziaton
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S., Susela Devi
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Chan, Wai Meng
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Accounting. Bookkeeping > Balance sheet. Financial statements. Corporation reports. Including pro forma statements
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance > Cash position. Cash management > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Accounting Research Institute (ARI)
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Accounting Review
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Management & Accounting Review (MAR)
ISSN: 1675-4077
Volume: 14
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 66-80
Official URL: http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/MAR/art...
Item ID: 14347
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audit fees; Corporate governance; Internal audit; Political connections
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14347

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