Event Title

An Examination of Control Fraud in Non-Banking Industries

Presenter Information

Kaylie Takahashi, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hall

Start Date

2-26-2016 2:30 PM

End Date

2-26-2016 4:00 PM

Description

William Black’s 2005 control fraud theory suggests accounting fraud initiated by CEOs is more damaging that accounting fraud that is not; however, this theory has only been applied anecdotally to financial institutions. I test Black’s theory using a sample of sixty-five nonfinancial firms that engaged in accounting fraud from 2007-2014. I hypothesize that firms which commit CEO-led fraud will exhibit greater growth, leverage, and have higher CEO compensation. If Black’s theory applies to nonfinancial firms, then future research on accounting fraud is compelled include CEO variables. In addition, government regulators, using CEO data, can better determine the firms to investigate for accounting fraud.

Acknowledgments

Dr. Carmelita Troy

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Feb 26th, 2:30 PM Feb 26th, 4:00 PM

An Examination of Control Fraud in Non-Banking Industries

Buller Hall

William Black’s 2005 control fraud theory suggests accounting fraud initiated by CEOs is more damaging that accounting fraud that is not; however, this theory has only been applied anecdotally to financial institutions. I test Black’s theory using a sample of sixty-five nonfinancial firms that engaged in accounting fraud from 2007-2014. I hypothesize that firms which commit CEO-led fraud will exhibit greater growth, leverage, and have higher CEO compensation. If Black’s theory applies to nonfinancial firms, then future research on accounting fraud is compelled include CEO variables. In addition, government regulators, using CEO data, can better determine the firms to investigate for accounting fraud.