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dc.contributor.authorLin, Kenny Z-
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Ian-
dc.description.abstractThe Enron debacle and other scandals highlight the issue of whether analytical procedures (APs) or more traditional audit approaches based on substantive testing are more appropriate. This paper surveys the use of APs by Canadian external auditors and augments understanding of the impact of auditing standards on professional practice. Our results demonstrate that APs are extensively applied in practice, particularly by larger firms, and that their use dominates the final review stage of the audit regardless of firm size. While standards do not appear to be an important influence upon practice for audit firms in general, this is not the case for smaller firms. Though auditors place more reliance on APs to reduce tests of detail, there are limits to this reliance. Our results indicate that while auditors may have increased their use of APs with the expectation of efficiency gains, these may be realized at present only partially.en_UK
dc.relationLin KZ & Fraser I (2003) The use of analytical procedures by external auditors in Canada, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, 12 (2), pp. 153-168.-
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dc.subjectAnalytical proceduresen_UK
dc.subjectAuditing standardsen_UK
dc.subjectAudit effectivenessen_UK
dc.subjectAudit efficiencyen_UK
dc.titleThe use of analytical procedures by external auditors in Canadaen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationLingnan University-
dc.contributor.affiliationAccounting and Finance-
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