Corporate governance and auditors' expectation

Lateef Fijabi, Department of Accounting, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State Nigeria
2020 Caleb International Journal of Development Studies  
This study investigated the impact of Code of Corporate governance on the auditor's expectation gap, following the implementation of the Nigerian corporate governance code. The study outcomes were based on the literature review, the analysis of the qualitative data and discussions of generated themes. The results revealed that adopting effective corporate governance (accountability) system positively contributes in narrowing the audit expectation gap due to the increasing interest in the role
more » ... accountability in fighting corruption in Nigeria. The Study recommends; the need for continued sensitization of the public, by both the auditing profession and other stake holders on the role and duties of the auditor, management and the board to avoid expectation gap from the public. The CBN, NAICOM, PENCOM and NCC should implement and enforce the approved Code of Governance. Keywords: Audit Expectation Gap, Corporate Accountability, Audit committees, Code of Corporate Governance, Regulatory agencies.
doi:10.26772/cijds-2020-03-02-010 fatcat:3333zxqe4jf35bf667hqi6dtzi