Female audit committee members and their influence on audit fees

Husam Aldamen, Janice Hollindale, Jennifer L. Ziegelmayer

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We test the relationship between female representation on the audit committee and audit fees for 624 Australian companies in the year 2011. A positive relationship is found, leading to the conclusion that female presence on audit committees influences the quality of the external audit. Further, we find that gender is the significant audit committee characteristic in predicting audit quality and that women on the audit committee strengthen the positive relationship between firm size and audit fees, and between risk and audit fees. Conversely, we find that female representation dampens the positive relationship between complexity and audit fees. Accounting and Finance

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-89
Number of pages33
JournalAccounting and Finance
Issue number1
Early online date8 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


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