Auditors’ Choice and Financing Decision of Selected Quoted Firms in Nigeria

Document Type: Original Research

Authors

1 Department Of Economics, Accounting and Finance, Bells University Of Technology, Ota Ogun State

2 Department Of Accounting, Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

3 Department Of Economics, Accounting and Finance, Bells University Of Technology, Ota Ogun State, Nigeria

Abstract

This study tested the effect of auditors’ choice on financing decision of quoted firms in Nigeria from 2010 to 2014. To successfully carry out this study, the study reviewed various literatures and theoretical issues such as the Modigliani-miller’s theorem, and asymmetric of information hypothesis. Secondary data of the big four, size and return on assets were obtained from financial statement of conglomerate listed firms on the Nigeria stock exchange for 5 years. The data were analyzed using linear regression method to achieve the effect of auditor’s choice on financing decision. The findings of the study reflect the effect of debit capital which are as follows: an increase on the size of the company (SZ) by 1% would lead to an increase in debit capital (DC) by about 648.7%. The study shows that companies with BIG4 auditors have less debt and more equity in their capital structure and are less likely to issue debt. This study may be developed by considering the effect of political and economic institutions on the choice of auditors in Nigeria.

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