Audit Committee Characteristics and Quality of Financial Statements of Listed Cement Companies In Nigeria
Keywords:audit committee characteristics, financial statement quality, Nigeria
This study investigates the effect of audit committee characteristics on the quality of financial statements. The data was obtained from 3 listed cement companies from 2011 to 2022. The study employed multiple regression technique. The study found that Audit Committee Size (ACS) insignificantly increases earnings management thereby reducing the quality of financial statement (QFS), while Audit Committee Independence (ACI), Audit Committee Accounting Expertise (ACAE) and Audit Committee Gender Diversity (ACGD) insignificantly reduces earnings management thereby increasing the quality of financial statement (QFS). Since these effects are not statistically significant the study therefore, concludes that audit committee characteristics have no statistically significant effect on the quality of financial statement of listed cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and further recommends that organizations should improve on the numbers of audit committee independent member, audit committee accounting expertise member and audit committee gender diversity as their presence tends to reduce earnings management.
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