Factors Affecting Earnings Management in the Indonesian Stock Exchange

Journal of Finance and Banking Review, Vol. 2(2), p. 8-14, Apr-Jun 2017

7 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2017 Last revised: 20 Jul 2017

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Nico Alexander

Trisakti School of Management

Hengky

Trisakti School of Management

Date Written: February 27, 2017

Abstract

Objective - The purpose of this research is to analyze the effect of growth, leverage, fixed asset turnover, profitability, firm size, firm age, industry, audit quality, and auditor independence toward earnings management.

Methodology/Technique - The population of this research consist of various sectors of non-financial companies that were listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) between 2013 and 2015. The research uses three recent years of data and tests variables that have not been used by prior research. The sample was chosen by using a purposive sampling method. The hypothesis is tested using multiple regression with an SPSS program to investigate the influence of each independent variable to earnings management.

Findings - The research results show that return on assets influences earnings management and growth, leverage, fixed asset turnover, profitability, firm size, firm age, industry, audit quality, and auditor independence do not influence earnings management.

Novelty - The study supports that the manager in a company will engage in earnings management to receive a bonus from investors because they have received a higher profit.

Keywords: Earnings Management; Growth; Leverage; Fixed Asset Turnover; Profitability; Firm Size; Firm Age; Audit Quality; Auditor Independence; Industry

JEL Classification: L25; M12; M41

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Nico and Hengky, Hengky, Factors Affecting Earnings Management in the Indonesian Stock Exchange (February 27, 2017). Journal of Finance and Banking Review, Vol. 2(2), p. 8-14, Apr-Jun 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3000728

Nico Alexander (Contact Author)

Trisakti School of Management ( email )

Jakarta
Indonesia

Hengky Hengky

Trisakti School of Management ( email )

Jakarta
Indonesia

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