The Effect of CFO Characteristics on the Quality of Real Surplus: A Case Study of the Chinese Real Estate Industry

Nan Huang *

Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College, China.

Jia-hui He

Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College, China.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The article selects the data on the characteristics of finance chief executive officers of real estate listed companies from 2018 to 2022 as a research sample and explores the relationship between the heterogeneous characteristics of finance executives and concurrent positions and real surplus management from five perspectives: gender, age, tenure, educational background, salary and compensation of finance chief executive officers. The study shows that: in the real estate industry, gender, salary, and compensation of financial CEOs are not related to surplus management; age is significantly positively related to surplus management in the case of concurrent directorship and significantly negatively related in the case of non-concurrent directorship; tenure of financial CEOs is significantly negatively related to surplus management in the case of non-concurrent directorship; and educational background of financial CEOs is significantly positively related to surplus management in the case of non-concurrent directorship.

Keywords: Finance chief executive officer characteristics, director concurrently, real surplus quality


How to Cite

Huang, Nan, and Jia-hui He. 2024. “The Effect of CFO Characteristics on the Quality of Real Surplus: A Case Study of the Chinese Real Estate Industry”. Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting 24 (6):576-87. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajeba/2024/v24i61383.

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