A global perspective on the changing perceptions of the role of the external auditor and the significance of audit developments
AbstractThrough a consideration of factors which have resulted in a more reduced role for the external auditor in certain jurisdictions – when compared to others, this paper will consider, as well as highlight why an enhanced awareness of the role of the external auditor in such jurisdictions will be vital in an increasingly globalised financial system. It will do so through a consideration of the current, past and future perceptions of external auditors’ roles – with particular reference to selected jurisdictions from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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Date of creation: 06 Feb 2012
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external auditor; audits; regulation; financial; bank; fraud; error; financial statements; Brazil; Malaysia; Nigeria;
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- NEP-ACC-2012-02-20 (Accounting & Auditing)
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- NEP-ALL-2012-02-20 (All new papers)
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