Appraisal of Audit Independence on Reliance of Financial Report of a Selected Hospital in Awka

Dim Chinwe E
2019 Zenodo  
This study thereby determined the auditor's independence on financial statements of Nigerian hospitals. Specifically, the study intended to determines the effect of tenure of an audit firm on reliability of financial reporting of general hospital, Awka and ascertain the effect of audit fees on reliability of financial reporting of general hospital, Awka. Survey research was adopted for this study. Survey and descriptive research design were adopted. The population of the study consist 127 staff
more » ... y consist 127 staff of General hospital, Awka. A sample size of 96 was obtained from a population of 127 Staff using Taro Yamane's formula. From the analysis of data collected, the result revealed that the tenure of an audit firm and audit fees have significant effect on reliability of financial reporting of general hospital. The external auditor's fees should be determined by office of the Auditor General for the concerned state rather than by the hospital management being audited in order to guarantee independence of the auditor in question, also that the tenure of audit firms should always be regulated to avoid too much familiarity. Dim Chinwe E "Appraisal of Audit Independence on Reliance of Financial Report of a Selected Hospital in Awka" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-5 , August 2019, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd26803.pdf
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3591245 fatcat:ywskkzmu5za23izthnujyysmke