Developing Accountability Disclosure Index for Malaysian State Islamic Religious Councils (SIRCs): Quantity and Quality

Aly, Doaa A (2018) Developing Accountability Disclosure Index for Malaysian State Islamic Religious Councils (SIRCs): Quantity and Quality. Malaysian Accounting Review, 17 (1). (In Press)

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Abstract

This study aims to develop an Accountability Disclosure Index (ADI) for Malaysian State Islamic Religious Councils (SIRC), concerning both quantity and quality. In this case, the quality of disclosure items was developed based on the qualitative characteristics, which rely on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) conceptual framework; namely, relevance, faithful representation, understandability, comparability and timeliness. Each characteristic was scored based on the ‘benchmark’ score, ranging from poor (1) to excellent (5). However, some of the characteristics have been modified to contextualize the SIRC study setting. Both quantity and quality of disclosure items index might contribute to a methodology for analysing and evaluating annual reports. Results show fifty-seven items of disclosure information, which were regarded by stakeholders relevant to be disclosed by the SIRC. Indeed, all these disclosure items should be disclosed in the SIRC annual reports, so as to meet the expectations of a wide range of stakeholders. With regard to the quality of disclosure, two different sets of qualitative characteristics for non-financial and financial statement disclosure were designed. All five qualitative characteristics were adapted to measure the quality of financial disclosure, whereas for non-financial disclosure, 'timeliness' was dropped due to the voluntarily nature of non-financial disclosure.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accountability; Disclosure; Quantity of disclosure; Quality of disclosure; State Islamic Religious Councils (SIRCs)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG1501 Banking > HG1706 Accounting. Bookkeeping
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Finance management. Business finance
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School > Accounting and Finance
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 23 May 2018 13:50
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 14:05
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5664

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