Using automated equilibrium correction modelling in analytic review

Omura, Teruyo and Willett, Roger (2006) Using automated equilibrium correction modelling in analytic review. Managerial Auditing Journal, 21 (2). pp. 207-223. ISSN 0268-6902


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show how dynamic regression models based on equilibrium correction principles can be used to form auditor expectations of account balances as part of the analytic review.
Design/methodology/approach – The design and method are empirical, using the automated econometric software of PcGets and annual data of the Toyota Company over the period 1950-2004 to generate forecasts of sales and earnings.
Findings – Automated equilibrium correction models (AECMs) are shown to possess stable parameters and provide reliable one year ahead forecasts of sales based on macro-economic data. AECMs are then used to generate indicative earnings forecasts conditional upon sales as an expectation generating tool for directing auditors' attention to possible sources of error in financial statements.
Research limitations/implications – Analysis is illustrative of a general method and does not
provide exhaustive treatment of the full range of potential application of AECMs.
Practical implications – Until recently, econometric problems have made the use of dynamic
regression models in auditing difficult for non-specialists to implement. Developments in automated
software packages such as PcGets now make the use of such procedures by audit practitioners
Originality/value – Relatively little is known about dynamic regression models in the accounting
and auditing literature. This paper introduces the basic concepts underpinning AECMs and
demonstrates their potential to contribute to the analytic review toolkit of the auditor.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Finance and Banking (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Finance and Banking (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 05:25
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015 04:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: auditing, equilibrium methods, time series analysis
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3501 Accounting, auditing and accountability > 350199 Accounting, auditing and accountability not elsewhere classified
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