Does Audit Quality in Libya Meet the International Standards Levels?

  •  Nedal Sawan    
  •  Abdulaziz Alzeban    


This study provide empirical evidence of the current situation and measure the perceptions of the level of audit quality in Libya by focusing on oil companies. It aims to examine the extent to which Libyan Accountants and Auditors Association (LAAA) and audit firms and play an essential role in enhancing the quality of audit and developing the audit profession. A questionnaire and interviews were used to collect data from audit firm that works in Libya and Libyan oil companies. The study finds that there is a lack of professionalism among auditors in Libya is pervasive and that weaknesses in the current regulatory framework are detrimental and have led to the ineffectiveness of the LAAA. In addition, the ignorance of audit firms in Libya in respect of new services, and the inability of Libya’s education system to produce competent graduates, all contribute to the low level of audit quality that the profession.

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