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Interprétativisme et complexité des normes d'audit françaises

  • Patrick Ifergan


    (IAE Nice - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises - Nice - UNS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis)

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    In a decision from the AMF's commission of sanctions in December 2009, the fact that French Audit Standard "NEP 320"can be interpreted has been retained to justify a lack of sanction for auditors who committed a judgmental error. This article aims to demonstrate that the audit standards' process during the task audit is not a positive one. As a consequence, the possibility to interpret and the constructivism of French audit standards are factors of the task complexity audit which influence the performance of audit judgments. Audit is not a positive theory.

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    Date of creation: 10 May 2011
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    Publication status: Published in Comptabilités, économie et société, May 2011, Montpellier, France., 2011
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00650464
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