Auditor Perceptions of Audit Workloads, Audit Quality, and the Auditing Profession

@inproceedings{Persellin2015AuditorPO,
  title={Auditor Perceptions of Audit Workloads, Audit Quality, and the Auditing Profession},
  author={Julie S. Persellin and J. Schmidt and Michael S. Wilkins},
  year={2015}
}
In this study, we use a survey instrument to obtain perspectives from almost 800 auditors about present-day audit workloads and the relationship between audit workloads and audit quality. Our findings indicate that auditors are working, on average, five hours per week above the threshold at which they believe audit quality begins to deteriorate and often 20 hours above this threshold at the peak of busy season. Survey respondents perceive deadlines and staffing shortages as two of the primary… Expand
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