PENGARUH KEAHLIAN KOMITE AUDIT DAN JUMLAH RAPAT KOMITE AUDIT TERHADAP MANAJEMEN LABA DENGAN AUDIT EKSTERNAL SEBAGAI VARIABEL MODERASI

Taranira Widasari, Jaka Isgiyarta

Abstract


Audit committee and external audit have a very important role to oversee the financial reporting process and monitor the propensity of a company managers to manipulate earnings. Monitoring mechanism is a key factor to reduce conflicts of interest and any opportunistic behavior from the manager. This study aims to examine the effect of audit committee expertise and the amount of audit committee meetings on earnings management with external audit as a moderating variable in the manufacture companies in Indonesia.

The type of data used in this study is secondary data and the total number of samples in this study were 109 data manufacture companies in Indonesia. The sampling metodh in this research uses purposive sampling technique for the company that has been listed in Indonesia Stock Exchange which published annual report in 2014 – 2015. Variable earnings management, audit committee expertise, the amount of audit committee meetings, and external audit analyzed by multiple linear regression model.

            The result of the study indicate that audit committee expertise and the amount of audit committee meetings significantly negative impact on earnings management. Audit committee expertise moderated by external audit positive effect and significant on earnings management. However, the amount of audit committee meetings moderated by external audit positive effect and not significant on earnings management.

Keywords


Audit Committee, external audit, earnings management, discretionary accruals

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Program Studi Akuntansi
Fakultas Ekonomika dan Bisnis
Universitas Diponegoro
Jl. Prof. Sudharto, SH – Tembalang, Semarang
Jawa Tengah 50275

ISSN : 2337-3806