Bonus Plan and Income Smoothing on the Selection of Accounting Policy and Corporate Governance Determination Manufacturing Companies Listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange Evidence

Desrir Miftah, Etty Murwaningsari


This study purposed to observe the role of corporate governance to bonus plan and income smoothing as well as to the decision of accounting policies and aimed to examine the effect of the bonus plan and income smoothing on the selection of accounting policies. Logistic regression method was used to processed data from manufacturing companies listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange in the period 2013-2015 which chosen by purposive sampling scheme. The results showed that bonus plan has no effect on the selection of accounting policies while income smoothing influencing how an accounting policies chosen. Furthermore, corporate governance as a moderating variable has given the impact on bonus plan for the accounting policies choice but not affecting the relationship between income smoothing with the selection of accounting policies. The research tries to prove the influence of income smoothing activity against the selection of accounting policy because until now no research has done so.

Keywords: bonus plan, income smoothing, corporate governance, accounting policy.

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