An Examination Of Audit Reporting For Accounting Principles Changes

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Charles E. Jordan
Stanley J. Clark


SAS 58, accounting principles changes, audit reporting


This article examines audit reporting of accounting principles changes under SAS 58 and compares the results to prior research. The study indicates that auditors both before and after SAS 58 exhibited great diversity in their decisions to modify reports for changes in principles. This lack of uniformity suggests report modifications for changes in principle may be providing little or no relevant information to users.


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