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Effectiveness of Audit Committee and Firm Financial Performance in Nigeria: An Empirical Analysis

Ojeka, Stephen and Iyoha, F. O. and Obigbemi , Imoleayo Effectiveness of Audit Committee and Firm Financial Performance in Nigeria: An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Accounting and Auditing: Research & Practice.

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Abstract

Audit Committee role is very important to the protection of shareholders and other stakeholders interests. This research study explores the influence of audit committee effectiveness on firm’s performance using four characteristics: independence, financial expertise, size, and meetings of the audit committee. The performance measures were Return on Equity (ROE), Return on Asset (ROA) and Return on Capital Employed (ROCE). Twentyfive (25) manufacturing firms were selected and from which data were collected for the period (2004-2011). Empirical analysis was carried out using regression and correlation. The result of the analysis showed a positive significant relationship between independence and financial expertise of the audit committee and ROA, ROE and ROCE. However, the size and meetings of audit committee showed no significant relationship with all

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr Olamide OLUSANMI
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2015 10:32
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 09:11
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3872

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