Auditor Independence

November 2000
Financial Executive;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p68
Academic Journal
The article reports on auditor independence and government policy in the United States. Financial Executives International (FEI) president Phil Livingston testified before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee concerning the importance of protecting auditor independence. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been issuing proposals that could prohibit non-audit services. Some FEI members suggest that outsourcing this function can be advantageous to shareholders because experienced external auditors improve the quality of audits in terms of insight and cost effectiveness.


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