Auditors’ perceptions of professional skepticism in audit work

Document Type : Research Paper


University of Tehran


The present study examines the auditors' understanding of the concept of professional skepticism in the auditing independently. To review the auditor's understanding of this the key concept, the effect of the six factors of auditor Grade, gender, CPA, age, level of education, education field ،has been used. The required information which distributed by the questionnaire among all employees at member audit firm iranian society of CPAs.This research is a survey research group and test hypotheses using the chi-square test, Friedman nonparametric test, test Kramers V was Kendall Tav C.The research findings show that five factors have significant effect on the auditor's understanding of the concept of professional skepticism.The, results show that auditors with different characteristics, have different understandings of the concept of fundamental and key professional skepticism And this can be a challenge for the audit profession and requires more attention in the field of education and standards setting.


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