The Impact of Applying Fair Value Accounting on the Reliability and Appropriateness of Financial Statements Information Issued by the Palestinian Corporations: An Empirical Study from the Viewpoint of Auditors and Financial Managers

Jamil Al-Najjar

Abstract


This study aimed at demonstrating the impact of applying the fair value accounting on the reliability and relevancy of the accounting information presented in the financial statements of the Palestinian public corporations; moreover, it sought to identify the problems and the obstacles facing the application of fair value accounting of the Palestinian public corporations. The study was applied on a sample of external auditors, and financial managers of public corporations. The study came up with the following results: the application of fair value accounting of the Palestinian public corporations increases the degree of reliability and relevancy of the information mentioned in its financial statements. The application of fair value accounting by the corporations faces many obstacles including: the unavailability of active and relevant for measuring the fair value of many assets in Palestine. The study recommends that it’s essential that the supervising authorities of the Palestinian financial market should work hard and continuously to develop all the administrative, managerial, regulatory, and legislative procedures that would increase the efficiency of the financial market to reflect fair prices of the traded securities.

Keywords


Fair Value Accounting, Reliability and Relevancy of Fair Value Accounting Information.

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