Revisorers oberoende : Konkreta skillnader mellan Analysmodellen och Förbudskatalogerna
Abstract (Summary)Auditors independence is one of the most debated areas within the whole audit-field. In January of 2002, the old audit-law, containing the so-called prohibitory catalogues, where replaced by a new law. This new law had a new approach called the analysis model. By using this model auditors will have good help in the handling of auditors independence and questions in this area. By focusing on the differences between the two laws, our goal is to study if auditors daily work has changed, in the work of choosing assignments. Have the law alteration implied a change for the better, which motivate the law alteration afterwards?Our overriding purpose is to examine how auditors give expression to scenarios and questions about their disinterest and independence, from the differences between the earlier prohibitory catalogues and the new analysis model. We also want to study how auditors observe their own role both as adviser and inspector. Could this result in that auditos disinterest and independence is threatened?Since we intend to learn about the auditors opinions and managing around the old and the new audit-law, we have chosen to use a qualitative study. We have used a so-called coincidence selection method on our total population, in which we received seven respondents who has participated in our interviews.Our study shows that the two main differences that has affected the consulted auditors work and approach within their choice of assignment, is the documentation-demand and the law about advising. The analysis model cause subjective interpretations, which leads to different consequences depending on who will perform the model. It is going to take a long time before the model is fully usable.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/09/2006