Impact of External Auditing Quality and Audit Committees on Accounting Conservatism and the Performance of Industrial Firms Listed at the Amman Stock Exchange

Mahmod AL-Rawashdeh Abdalwahab, Riham Fathi ALkabbji


This study aims to investigate the impact of external auditing quality and audit committees on accounting conservatism and the performance of industrial firms listed at the Amman Stock Exchange. The study has relied on the industrial sector which comprised of 70 industrial firms, while the sample size comprised 54 firms. Audit quality has been addressed in terms of audit quality features (communication with world audit offices, keep client period, audit fees, accounting specialist in the customer industry), while audit committees quality has been analyzed (audit committees independence, audit committees expertise, audit committees meetings). The accruals model has been used to measure accounting conservatism. The firm`s performance has been measured through its market value. The study concluded that audit committees have no impact on accounting conservatism and firm`s performance, while audit quality features have a positive impact on accounting conservatism and firm`s performance. The study has recommended the need to activate the role of audit committees in public shareholding industrial firms since they positively have an impact on raising audit efficiency and control the regulate the firm`s internal control system.

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International Journal of Financial Research
ISSN 1923-4023(Print)ISSN 1923-4031(Online)


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