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Determinantii calitatii raportarii financiare: evidente empirice pentru Romania
The Determinants of the Financial Reporting Quality: Empirical Evidence for Romania

Author(s): Claudia Cătălina Ciocan, Mihai Carp, Iuliana Georgescu
Subject(s): Economy, Accounting - Business Administration
Published by: Camera Auditorilor Financiari din România
Keywords: financial reporting quality; qualitative characteristics; determinants of financial reporting quality; conservatism;

Summary/Abstract: The issue of the financial reporting quality has aroused the interest of several researchers whose views converge on the idea that it can be influenced both by factors related to the internal environment of the company, the corporate governance system, the activity of auditors and not only, and also by macroeconomic factors, such as the legal and political system of a country or community or certain accounting/ tax policies. The objective of the research is to highlight, starting from a model validated by Iatridis (2011) for companies in the United Kingdom, the way in which microeconomic factors influence the financial reporting quality of Romanian companies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The analysis is carried out for the 2013-2019 period. The results indicate that the companies that produce high quality financial reports are large and generally have a high operating cash flow rate, relatively low provisions and disclose more information. Also, these companies are audited predominantly by auditors who are not part of the BIG 4 group.

  • Issue Year: 19/2021
  • Issue No: 162
  • Page Range: 301-319
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English, Romanian