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Gilad Livne

Senior Lecturer, Cass Business School, City University, London, UK

Gilad Livne has been a senior lecturer at City University’s Cass Business School since May 2005. Prior to that he was an assistant professor of accounting at the London Business School. He received his MSc in 1994 and PhD in 1996, both in accounting, from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a CPA (Israel) and worked for several years as a senior auditor in Israel after completing his BA in accounting and economics at Tel Aviv University. Livne’s research focuses on understanding how capital markets react to accounting information and the role of auditors.

Articles by this Author

  • Threats to Auditor Independence and Possible Remedies
    by Gilad Livne
    The external auditor is nominated to carry out audit work on behalf of the audited company’s shareholders. Being a proxy for the shareholders fundamentally requires the external auditor to be independent of the audited firm’s managers. Auditing standards require independence both in mind and in appearance. Independence implies the ability and willingness of the auditor to identify a range of deficiencies during the audit process and then to...

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