Zahara dan Sylvia Veronica Siregar
The purpose of this study is to investigate earnings management in syaria banks and the effect of CAMEL ratios on earnings management. Our samples consist of 21 syaria banks, consist of Syaria Bank (Bank Umum Syariah/BUS) dan 18 Syaria Business Unit (Unit Usaha Syariah/UUS) at years 2004-2006. Our results show that on average there is no significant earnings management practices (measured using discretionary accruals) in syaria banks, and CAMEL ratios do not have significant effect on earnings management, except NPM which has positive and significant effect. This indicate that altough in average there is no earnings management in syaria banks, bank’s profitability could motivate management to engage in earnings management activity. We also find evidence that earnings management in BUS is significantly higher than that in UUS.
Keywords: syariah banks, discretionary accruals, earnings management, CAMEL ratios