Corporate Governance and Audit Independence: Empirical Evidence of Iranian Bankers

  •  Mahdi Salehi    


External auditors occupy a unique position in the business community when they perform an audit for clients. The auditors are called upon to attest to financial statements and to safeguard the interest of various parties. However, in recent years the audit practice because of several scandals has been undermined. This empirical study shows that several factors affect on audit independence in Iran. The results show that there is a huge difference between auditors and bankers on audit independence. The author has come to the conclusion that for solving this problem well-established corporate governance can improve audit independence.

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