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Purpose – This paper seeks to investigate the conditions and processes affecting the operation and potential effectiveness of audit committees (ACs), with particular focus on the interaction between the AC, individuals from financial reporting and internal audit functions and the external...
Purpose – The paper's purpose is to use religious thought to inform accounting, and in particular to make a contribution to the ongoing debates concerning the merits of rules‐ and principles‐based accounting systems and the value of a rule‐overriding requirement of fair presentation in...
Purpose – In recent international debates on auditing regulation, Spain has assumed a real prominence as a claimed practical example of where a policy of mandatory audit firm rotation did not work and was duly abolished. This study aims to provide an analysis of the implementation and...
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to investigate how top management is constructed as a good steward of its company at the annual general meeting (AGM) and how accounting is used in the course of this process. Design/methodology/approach – To meet these aims the authors attended 36 AGMs of...
Purpose – This paper aims to cost the acquisition of the items listed in a popular Christmas song. Design/methodology/approach – A humorous approach is taken. Findings – It was found that there was a significant increase in costs from 2005 to 2006. Research limitations/implications – The...
Purpose – Using the recent attempts by the Ghanaian Government to privatize its urban water services, this paper seeks to understand the role and functioning of accounting within the global move to “reinvent government.” Design/methodology/approach – Unlike the attempts made in other...
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