Sarah E. Bonner

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A model is ~ for examining the dfects off audit task complexity on audit judgment performance. model ~ developed from a review ¢ff literatmes ht accounting, ~ t , and psydmlogy. Seven testable ptoix~ttons are derived. Using the model, previous audit judgment research on ratio analysis and goingommern evahmtom is reauslyzed to examine the relation between(More)
The purpose of this paper is to review theories and evidence regarding the effects of (performance-contingent) monetary incentives on individual effort and task performance. We provide a framework for understanding these effects in numerous contexts of interest to accounting researchers and focus particularly on how salient features of accounting settings(More)
In this article we summarize the findings of articles that have ranked academic accounting journals, as well as articles that provide other bases for considering journal quality. Results indicate that five journals—Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research,(More)
This study examines whether certain types of financial reporting fraud result in a higher likelihood of litigation against independent auditors. We expect that auditors are more likely to be judged responsible for failing to detect commonly occurring frauds or those that stem from fictitious transactions. We examine companies with SEC Accounting and(More)
Previous studies concerning experience effects in audit judgments have produced mixed results, possibly because they did not consider the knowledge necessary to complete the task and when it would normally be acquired. Further, many studies did not view the global judgment process as consisting of several components, e.g., cue selection. Task-specific(More)
Information relevance advisory services offer growth opportunities for accountants in CPA firms, but we know little about the types of knowledge needed to provide high-quality advice. In a two-stage experiment, accountants with different management and public accounting experiences (that we suggest lead to different ypes of knowledge) receive task(More)
Prior research indicates that auditors encounter difficulty in applying experienced error frequencies to judgments of the probability that an audit objective is violated given a particular transaction cycle. This difficulty may occur because of a mismatch between the organization of this particular judgment task and the organization of auditors' knowledge.(More)
We examine the tradeoff between having affiliated bankers on board and conservative accounting for mitigating debtholder-shareholder conflicts. We argue that affiliated bankers on board provide lenders with private information and control rights, thereby lowering debtcontracting demand for conservatism in public financial reports. We find that firms with(More)