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Accruals

On a balance sheet, an expense or asset that is recognized before it is paid. Accruals are recorded as liabilities or assets (depending on the type) and are recognized because of the extremely high likelihood of payment. Accruals are generally periodic payments; examples include salaries and accounts receivable from well-known customers. They are recorded as "accrued" on a balance sheet on the date the payment begins to be expected; they remain in this section of the balance sheet until they are actually paid.
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In this line, Bradshaw, Richardson and Sloan (2001) concluded that analysts overestimate the persistence of accruals, while Collins, Gong and Hribar (2003) found that the mispricing of accruals is reduced when there is strong institutional control.
The findings of Sloan (1996) have been confirmed by other researchers, using different time periods and definitions of accruals.
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Since the effect of accruals quality on the cost of equity is unresolved, we take an agnostic approach and frame our hypothesis around the null hypothesis that there is no relationship between accruals quality and the cost of equity capital.
Richardson et al formally offered the relationship between the reliability of accruals and the stability of accruals by providing an analytical errors-in-variables model.
Their findings showed that there is no significant relationship between the quality of accruals and the quality of audit.
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When commenting on the AQM in his 2012 speech, Lewis emphasized that the model's classification process "should be informed by staff experience, intellectual capital, and the substantial accounting literature related to earnings quality and discretionary accruals.
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