We investigate whether management's cognitions, values and perceptions are associated with fraud for 18 863 firm-years for Chinese listed firms from 2000 to 2014. Demographic characteristics of the chief financial officer (CFO) are used as proxies for management's cognitions, values and perceptions. We find that fraudulent financial reporting is higher when CFOs are younger, male, and have lower education backgrounds. An analysis of inflated earnings, fictitious assets, material omissions and other material misstatements provide similar results, with the exception that CFOs with higher education levels are associated with more inflated earnings. Accounting and Finance
CFO age, CFO education, CFO gender, Fraud
Accounting | Corporate Finance | Finance and Financial Management
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WANG, Jiwei; QI, Baolei; and SUN, Jinghui.
Chief financial officer demographic characteristics and fraudulent financial reporting in China. (2017). Accounting and Finance. Research Collection School Of Accountancy.
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