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Broberg, P. & Tagesson, T. (2024). The adoption of professional audit standards in the public sector: The role of the audit profession and other actors (1ed.). In: Jan Marton, Fredrik Nilsson, Peter Öhman (Ed.), Auditing Transformation: Regulation, Digitalisation and Sustainability (pp. 90-110). New York: Taylor & Francis Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The adoption of professional audit standards in the public sector: The role of the audit profession and other actors
2024 (English)In: Auditing Transformation: Regulation, Digitalisation and Sustainability / [ed] Jan Marton, Fredrik Nilsson, Peter Öhman, New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2024, 1, p. 90-110Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter contributes to the understanding of how change within auditing is initiated and formed through collaboration and negotiation between FAR and other actors within the organisational field of municipal auditing in Sweden. The empirical data is based on documents and interviews with actors within and outside the audit profession. Thus, the data represents different perspectives and interests throughout the change process. The analyses show that it was different partial jolts that made the various actors feel institutional pressure to get involved in the change process. At the end of the change process, an additional partial jolt, initiated by an outside actor, facilitated and accelerated the process as it reinforced the understanding of interdependence between the actors involved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2024 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Studies in Accounting
Keywords
audit standards, audit profession, public sector, regulation, Revision, Sverige
National Category
Economics and Business Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-197256 (URN)10.4324/9781003411390 (DOI)9781032533032 (ISBN)9781032533056 (ISBN)9781003411390 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-30 Created: 2023-08-30 Last updated: 2023-11-07Bibliographically approved
Broberg, P. & Sylvander, J. (2023). Hur säkerställs revisorsprofessionens långsiktiga kompetensbehov. In: Katharina Rahnert, Peter Öhman (Ed.), Revision i går i dag i morgon: (pp. 377-401). Stockholm: Ekerlids förlag, Sidorna 377-401
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2023 (Swedish)In: Revision i går i dag i morgon / [ed] Katharina Rahnert, Peter Öhman, Stockholm: Ekerlids förlag, 2023, Vol. Sidorna 377-401, p. 377-401Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Vad behöver en revisor kunna och hur erhålls dessa kunskaper? Fyra viktiga aktörer (branschorganisationen, arbetsgivarna, akademin och Revisirsinspektionen) är centrala i arbetet med att utbilda, forma och attrahera framtida revisorer. Samtliga har ett intresse av att det finns en yrkeskår med tillräckligt många kompetenta revisorer och att dessa kan utföra revision med hög kvalitet. I och med att de olika aktörerna påverkar och påverkas av varandra, krävs samarbete och samverkan. Detta kapitel diskuterar frågor relaterade till kompetensförsörjning och vad respektive aktör kan göra för att säkerställa revisorsprofessionens långsiktiga kompetensbehov.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Ekerlids förlag, 2023
Keywords
Revisorer, Revision
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-194896 (URN)9789189323711 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-06-13 Created: 2023-06-13 Last updated: 2023-06-22Bibliographically approved
Broberg, P., Tagesson, T. & Timur, U. (2020). Antecedents of Psychological Well-Being among Swedish Audit Firm Employees. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, Article ID 3346.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Antecedents of Psychological Well-Being among Swedish Audit Firm Employees
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 17, article id 3346Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The attractiveness of audit firms as employers appears to have decreased in recent yearsand the audit profession is currently experiencing high employee turnover. A shortage of personnelincreases the risk of long-term stress and illness. This paper therefore proposes audit firmemployees’ well-being as an important research topic and explores the antecedents of well-being ofSwedish audit firm employees in comparison with those of other business professionals. Based ona nationwide survey of members of the Swedish association of business professionals, with a focuson psychological well-being (measured through General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12)), thestudy shows that the psychological well-being of the professionals in this study generally alignswith the results from similar studies in a Swedish context. However, the findings indicate that auditindustry respondents have the lowest psychological well-being and that employer change, jobsatisfaction, and life satisfaction were the strongest antecedents of their psychological well-being.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2020
Keywords
psychological well-being; audit firm employees; auditors; business professionals; GHQ- 12
National Category
Health Sciences Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-165735 (URN)10.3390/ijerph17103346 (DOI)000539300900003 ()32408546 (PubMedID)
Note

Funding agencies: Civilekonomerna; Platform for Enterprising at Kristianstad University; Department of Management and Engineering at Linkoping University

Available from: 2020-05-18 Created: 2020-05-18 Last updated: 2020-07-20Bibliographically approved
Ponomareva, Y., Uman, T., Broberg, P., Vinberg, E. & Karlsson, K. (2020). Commercialization of audit firms and auditors’ subjective well-being. Meditari Accountancy Research, 28(4), 565-585
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2020 (English)In: Meditari Accountancy Research, ISSN 2049-372X, Vol. 28, no 4, p. 565-585Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose The purpose of this study is to explore how the commercialization of audit firms relates to the subjective well-being (SWB) of auditors. Drawing on the conservation of resources and social identity theories, the authors argue that the commercialization of audit firms enhances auditors’ subjective well-being in its overall happiness and job-related dimensions through two theoretical mechanisms. First, it constitutes a valuable resource for an auditor, and second, it reinforces the auditor’s identification with a firm. The authors subsequently contend that this relation is contingent on whether auditors are used in Big four or non-Big four audit firms. Design/methodology/approach The authors test our hypotheses-based data obtained from a survey of 166 Swedish auditors. The data are explored by means of descriptive statistics, correlation matrixes and linear moderating multiple regression analyzes. Findings The authors show that commercial orientation can have a positive effect on auditors’ SWB. The authors also find that the positive relationship between commercialization and SWB is stronger for auditors employed by one of the Big four firms. Originality/value The results contribute to the ongoing debate about the normalization of commercialization within the audit profession by theorizing on and providing empirical support for the positive consequences of commercialization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2020
Keywords
Sweden; Commercialization; Subjective well-being; Big 4; Auditor; Audit firm; Orientations, Business Administration, Företagsekonomi
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-169848 (URN)10.1108/MEDAR-10-2018-0384 (DOI)000515891800001 ()2-s2.0-85085626207 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-09-21 Created: 2020-09-21 Last updated: 2021-03-16Bibliographically approved
Broberg, P., Umans, T., Skog, P. & Theodorsson, E. (2018). Auditors professional and organizational identities and commercialization in audit firms. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 31(2), 374-399
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Auditors professional and organizational identities and commercialization in audit firms
2018 (English)In: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, ISSN 1368-0668, E-ISSN 1758-4205, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 374-399Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explain how auditors professional and organizational identities are associated with commercialization in audit firms. Unlike previous studies exploring the consequences of commercialization in the firms, the study directs its attention toward the potential driver of commercialization, which the authors argue to be the identities of the auditors. Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on 374 responses to a survey distributed to 3,588 members of FAR, the professional association of accountants, auditors and advisors in Sweden. The study used established measures of organizational and professional identity and introduced market, customer and firm process orientation as aspects of commercialization. The study explored the data through descriptive statistics, principle component analysis and correlation analysis and tested the hypotheses with multiple linear regression analysis. Findings The findings indicated that the organizational identity of auditors has a positive association with three aspects of commercialization: market orientation, customer orientation and firm process orientation. Contrary to the arguments based on prior literature, the study has found that the professional identity of auditors is also a positively associated with commercialization. This indicates a change of the role of professional identity vis-a-vis commercialization of audit firms. The positive association between professional identity and commercial orientation could indicate the development of organizational professionalism. The study also found differences between the association between professional identity and commercialization in Big 4 and non-Big 4 firms. While in Big 4 firms, professional identity is positively associated only with the firms process orientation, in non-Big 4 firms, professional identity has a positive association with all three aspects of commercialization. Originality/value The paper provides insight into how auditors identities have influenced commercialization of audit firms and into the normalizing of commercialization within auditing. The study also developed a new instrument for measuring commercialization, one based on market, customer and firm process orientation concepts. This paper suggests that this instrument is an alternative to the observation through proxies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Professional identity; Sweden; Commercialization; Auditor; Organizational identity
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-145809 (URN)10.1108/AAAJ-02-2014-1607 (DOI)000425597200001 ()
Available from: 2018-03-22 Created: 2018-03-22 Last updated: 2018-04-16
Gertsson, N., Broberg, P., Friberg, J. & Sylvander, J. (2018). Exploring Motivational Drivers of Audit Employees - A Study Focusing on Generation Y. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 8(2), 89-105
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Motivational Drivers of Audit Employees - A Study Focusing on Generation Y
2018 (English)In: Journal of Accounting and Finance, ISSN 1823-4992, E-ISSN 2180-4192, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 89-105Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores audit employee motivation and especially what motivates the new generation of auditemployees, Generation Y. A survey was distributed amongst Swedish audit employees, and the resultrevealed five categories of motivational drivers; intrinsic, social, material, status and well-being drivers.The results indicate that Generation Y is more motivated by social, material and status drivers incomparison to other generations. However, the results indicate that motivation changes over time,making it hard to distinguish between generational traits and experience.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-162213 (URN)
Available from: 2019-11-24 Created: 2019-11-24 Last updated: 2021-02-24
Agevall, L., Broberg, P. & Umans, T. (2018). The New Generation of Auditors Meeting Praxis: Dual Learnings Role in Audit Students Professional Development. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 62(2), 307-324
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The New Generation of Auditors Meeting Praxis: Dual Learnings Role in Audit Students Professional Development
2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 62, no 2, p. 307-324Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores whether and in what way dual learning can develop understanding of the relationship between structure/judgement and explores audit students perceptions of the audit profession. The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) module, serving as a tool of enabling dual learning, represents the context for this exploration. The study is based on a focus group and individual interviews conducted with students performing their WIL. Our data and its analysis indicates that when in a WIL context, students develop awareness of the use of standards and checklists on the one hand, and the importance of discretional judgement on the other. Based on these results, we theorise as to how dual learning manifests itself in students experiences and understanding of the relationship between structure and judgement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2018
Keywords
Dual-learning; auditing education; work-integrated learning; professional education
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-145805 (URN)10.1080/00313831.2016.1258663 (DOI)000425797100010 ()
Available from: 2018-03-22 Created: 2018-03-22 Last updated: 2018-04-13
Broberg, P., Tagesson, T., Argento, D., Gyllengahm, N. & Mårtensson, O. (2017). Explaining the influence of time budget pressure on audit quality in Sweden. Journal of Management and Governance, 21(2), 331-350
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Management and Governance, ISSN 1385-3457, E-ISSN 1572-963X, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 331-350Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is aimed at explaining how time budget pressure influences audit quality in the Swedish context. A hypothesis is deduced and tested through a survey sent to Swedish auditors. The Swedish context provides a special setting since audit firms and auditors have been facing new pressures due, for example, to the removal of statutory audits for a majority of the companies in Sweden. The findings show that time budget pressure lowers the quality of audits performed by Swedish auditors, but it is not the only explanation. Audit quality is so related to other factors such as gender, position, experience, number of clients, local office size and audit firm. Thus, the model is useful for explaining the factors influencing audit uality and could be used and expanded in future studies. The study also has practical implications showing that when trading-off between audit efforts and available resources and setting time budgets for each audit assignment, audit firms should also consider the personal characteristics of the auditors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer-Verlag New York, 2017
Keywords
Time budget pressure; Audit quality; Auditors; Audit firm; Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-142528 (URN)10.1007/s10997-016-9346-4 (DOI)000408345800003 ()2-s2.0-84961138248 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-10-31 Created: 2017-10-31 Last updated: 2021-07-27Bibliographically approved
Gertsson, N., Sylvander, J., Broberg, P. & Friberg, J. (2016). Exploring Auditor Motivation and Job Satisfaction – A Study Focusing on Generation Y. In: : . Paper presented at The 39th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, 10-13 May, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Auditor Motivation and Job Satisfaction – A Study Focusing on Generation Y
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148525 (URN)
Conference
The 39th European Accounting Association Annual Congress, 10-13 May, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-27
Umans, T., Broberg, P., Schmidt, M., Nilsson, S. & Olsson, E. (2016). Feeling well by being together: Study of swedish auditors.. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, 54(1), 79-86
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2016 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 54, no 1, p. 79-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: As guardians of the public interest, auditors represent a unique occupational group. The group that has shown to experience high level of stress and overload often being associated with environmentally imposed responsibility as well as organizationally imposed performance demands. It is the later aspects, represented by the concept of organizational culture, that is being highlighted in this papers and its relationship to auditors well-beingOBJECTIVES:The paper aims to explore organizational culture as an antecedent of auditors' well-being, which is assumed to have important consequences for the quality of auditors' work.

METHODS: This study is based on a survey of 207 Swedish auditors. Using established and validated instruments measuring aspects of organizational culture and personal well-being, the study employed correlations and multiple regression analysis in testing the relationship between the two.

RESULTS: The results of the study suggest that increasing the degree of collectivistic organizational culture has a positive relationship with three aspects of well-being: Job satisfaction, life balance and life satisfaction.

CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first attempt to explore well-being of auditors and its antecedents represented by organizational culture. Contrary to the expectation that auditors take an individualistic approach to their work, this study establishes that auditors feel best in a work environment characterized by a collectivist organizational culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2016
Keywords
Organizational culture; occupational health; profession; well-being
National Category
Business Administration Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126694 (URN)10.3233/WOR-162270 (DOI)000377652400010 ()26967035 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-04-02 Created: 2016-04-02 Last updated: 2020-06-05
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