THIS RESEARCH WORK IS ON THE IMPORTANCE AUDIT REPORT AND ITS IMPACT ON BUSINESS FIRMS.
This research is prompted by one main problem, which is often alleged that audit reports are frequently paramount and this is because firms hoping to be in business needs audit reports and this has impact on the activities of business firm. The objective and concept that guide the present day audit were almost unknown in the early days of the 20th century because the accounting profession responds to the descent of the new business environment. The objective of independent auditing became during the industrial revolution as business concern grew in size, their owners began to use the services of hired managers with the separation on the ownership and management groups the absentee owner turned increasingly to auditors to protect themselves against the danger of fraud by both managers and employees. Financial accounts of a business was done over a period of time and this is revealed through financial statement based on the records maintained by the employees of the business. Due to the situation above, the company act 1968 deemed it necessary for shareholders to appoint independent professional accountant to examined these financial statement and testify to its fairness and truthfulness. Audit reports which is the end product of an external auditors independent examination on the financial records of a business firm is the subject matter of this study.