Empirical Evidence of the Moderating Effect of Effective Audit Committee on Audit Experience in the Public Sector: Perception of Internal Auditors

Mu’azu Saidu Badara, Siti Zabedah Saidin

Abstract


Researches that focus on the moderating effect of effective audit committee within the public sector setting are very scanty or no attention has been given at all. Therefore, the objective of this study is to empirically examine the moderating effective of effective audit committee on the relationship between audit experience and internal audit effectiveness in the public sector using the perception of internal auditors. Data of the study were collected through research assistant employed, in which 300 questionnaire were sent to internal auditors in the North West geo-political zone local government in Nigeria. The study used simple random sampling technique; data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 21. Descriptive statistic, factor analysis, correlation matrix and finally, hierarchical multiple regression analysis were carried out. The result findings of the analysis revealed that, audit experience has a significant positive relationship with internal audit effectiveness and effective audit committee were significantly moderates such relationship. Finally, conclusion was provided and the direction for future research was also provided.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n10p176


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