The Impact of Internal Control Quality on CFO Turnover

Ya-Fang Wang, Yu-Ting Huang

Abstract


Accurate financial reports are crucial for regulators, auditors, and investors to understand the condition of a company. CFO turnover and internal financial controls play a large role in determining the quality of financial reporting. We investigated the association between CFO turnover and internal controls and found that companies with deficient internal controls are more likely to terminate their CFOs following financial restatements. Companies with deficient internal controls are also likely to have lower earnings quality. In this study, we further investigated how companies experiencing CFO turnover with weak internal controls can subsequently change controls to impact earnings quality.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ajfa.v5i1.3641

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