Audit Quality

Association between published reporting errors and audit firm characteristics

  • Jonas Tritschler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Jonas Tritschler
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jonas Tritschler
    Pages 7-67
  4. Jonas Tritschler
    Pages 69-145
  5. Jonas Tritschler
    Pages 147-192
  6. Jonas Tritschler
    Pages 193-197
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-235

About this book


Arising from the author’s experience as a practicing CPA, this book is quite different from other research in this field, as it confronts the subject of audit quality from a pragmatic perspective. The first goal of Jonas Tritschler is to develop an audit quality metric on national audit firm level. Financial reporting errors, as detected by the German enforcement institutions during examinations, which subsequently are published in the German Federal Gazette by the involved companies, are the data basis for this measurement. Using the developed audit quality metric, the second goal of this study is to analyze audit quality differences of selected audit firms by comparing their deployed audit input factors such as employee’s competence (ratio of certified professionals to total audit staff), experience of employees (average tenure of employees in years), and client-specific experience (client fluctuation rate). Results indicate a correlation between audit quality according to the developed metric and the operationalized audit input factors mentioned above.


  • Literature Review and Current Issues
  • Audit Quality Measure Based on Reporting Errors
  • Reporting Errors and Audit Firm Characteristics 

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students of business sciences especially in the field of auditing
  • Members of auditing firms or institutions like APAK, IDW, FRP, BaFin

The Author

Jonas Tritschler, a German CPA, CMA, and CISA, obtained a doctorate degree at the School of Management, University of Innsbruck.


Accounting Errors Audit Quality Audit failures Audit input factors Audit production Enforcement

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonas Tritschler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Rechnungswesen, Steuerlehre und WirtschaftsprüfungUniversität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-04173-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-04174-8
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