Fresh Evidence of Auditor Bias Emerges
Companies don't look good for penalizing honest auditors, while other auditors don't look good for rendering slanted opinions.
Do Big Four Auditors Unfairly Raise Fees?
The longer the tenure of a company's Big Four auditor, the greater the fee — even though the effort required of the auditor lessens over time.
What Are Auditors Looking For This Year?
As the prime audit season approaches, big changes in business, the economy, technology, and regulations point to an assortment of red flags for auditors.
Higher Pay for Auditors Leads to Fewer Restatements
The more a Big Four firm pays its auditors, the fewer restatements its clients have, finds a new study.
Should Your Auditor Prepare Your Tax Return?
While regulators frown on a company's auditor handling its taxes, new research suggests that such concern is unwarranted.
Unfriendly Persuasion by CFOs Could Spur Faulty Audits
Caught between the need to serve clients and the requirement to be skeptical of them, auditors may stint on audit quality.
Another Look at Auditor Nightmares
The PCAOB will take a second crack at a proposal to require an auditor to reveal the thinking behind troublesome audit opinions.