Compliance with Statement of Accounting Standard 14 by Listed Oil and Gas Firms in Nigeria

Latifat Muhibudeen, Sadiya Abdulrahman


The study aimed at examining the financial statements of Companies in the Nigerian petroleum industry in other to determine their level of transparency which is a function of their level of compliance with the provisions of Statements of Accounting Standards (SAS) 14 in the upstream sector. Data were collected from annual reports and accounts of the 14 listed oil companies for the period of five years 2013 to 2017. They were analyzed using compliance index, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression. The result reveals that oil and gas companies in Nigeria strongly complied with the requirements of SAS14 with 92.44%. It also shows that the age, size of assets, ROA and Leverage of the companies have insignificantly effect on SAS 14. The study recommends that International Accounting Standard Board, Financial Reporting Council and other relevant regulatory bodies to, as a matter of urgency, commission additional and effective follow up campaigns and supervision aimed at enlightening not only corporate bodies but also individual stakeholders on the benefits derivable from compliance with requirement of SASs.

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Applied Finance and Accounting (AFA)        

ISSN 2374-2410(Print)           ISSN 2374-2429(Online)

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