Accounting Information Consistency and Audit Fees: Evidence from China

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Shaojun Fan
Aikun Zhang


This article uses the financial data of China’s A-share listed companies from 2007 to 2020 and examines the impact of accounting information consistency on audit fees. The study finds that higher consistency is significantly associated with a firm’s lower audit fees after controlling for other factors. After the robustness test, the conclusion remains unchanged. The mechanism test finds that higher consistency reduces audit risks and thus reduces the company’s audit fees. Further research finds that the reducing effect of consistency on audit fees is significantly more apparent in companies with higher financial leverage. Overall, this article expands the research on the influencing factors of audit fees from the consistency perspective. The research conclusions have reference value for information users to use accounting information to supervise governance, improve the quality of financial statement disclosure, and reduce the company’s audit fees.

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Accounting Information Consistency and Audit Fees: Evidence from China. (2023). Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance, 19(2), 197-231.


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