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The Accounting Conservatism of the Adoption of IFRS in Indonesia

Juniarti, and RAHARJO, DEVI TIRTA and MONICA, REGINA (2018) The Accounting Conservatism of the Adoption of IFRS in Indonesia. Accounting and Finance Review, 3 (4). pp. 94-104. ISSN E-ISSN 0128-2611, Print ISSN 2636-915X

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      Abstract

      Objective - The Indonesian Accounting Standard Authority has required companies to adopt the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) since its adoption in 2012. The new standard emphasizes relevance, while the previous standard focused on conservative issues. While the IFRS does not specifically aim to reduce conservatism, this aspect is no longer the emphasis of the new standard. There are concerns about whether the IFRS reduces conservatism and the research on this issue are still uncertain. Hence, this study aims to determine the level of conservatism in the period following the adoption of the IFRS. The study also aims to examine the outcome of the adoption of the IFRS since its adoption in Indonesia in 2012. Methodology/Technique - Using the accounting conservatism model developed by Basu (1997), the authors compare firm conservatism before and after the adoption of the IFRS. The sample includes companies listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange between 2006 and 2016. There are 3.742 firm-years that consist of 394 companies from various industrial sectors. The data is analyzed using a Pooled Least Square method. Findings - The results show that conservatism was high prior to the adoption of the IFRS. Further, accounting earnings are more sensitive to the negative return than to the positive return before the adoption of the IFRS. However, in the post-adoption period, sensitivity to negative return has decreased. This means that the adoption of the IFRS has reduced levels of conservatism. The Indonesian Accounting Standard Authority may rely on these results to evaluate the mandatory policy of IFRS. Novelty - This study explores the prevalence of conservatism within firms prior to, and following, the adoption of the IFRS using longitudinal data.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Conservatism; Earning Quality; IFRS Adoption; Indonesia; Pre and Post-adoption.
      Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
      Divisions: Faculty of Economic > Accounting Department
      Depositing User: Admin
      Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2019 11:54
      Last Modified: 07 Sep 2019 00:05
      URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/18507

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