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The independence of the internal audit function of an organization has been the topic of a considerable amount of attention since the collapse of several large American organizations. Passage of the U.S. Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and associated stock exchange regulations gave the audit committee substantial oversight responsibility and authority over firms’ internal audit functions.
It is possible that these increases in audit committee power have created new independence and objectivity threats to internal auditors that have not previously been considered. Based on these potential threats, this study examines the effects of internal audit reporting lines on the judgments and decisions of internal auditors.
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Item Number: 10.5050.DL