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The purpose of this study is to learn about the governance arrangements for earnings management in trading entities, and investment in the trade subsector on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 2014-2018. Entity governance is organized into 3 variable compositions, institutional ownership, managerial ownership and audit committee. Earnings management variables were collected with discretionary accrual using the Jones model. Data collection method in this research is purposive sampling. The sample amounted to 27 entities that are part of 10 companies that are taken from the company in the trade, services and investment sectors with the retail trade subsector listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in the period 2014-2018. The research method used is the multiple regression method to analyze the independent variables on the dependent variable. The results showed that corporate governance towards earnings management in this study stated by the T Test and F Test. The T Test results showed that institutional ownership and audit audits had significant effect on earnings management, managerial ownership variables showed no significant effect on earnings management. The results of the F Test research is the composition of institutional ownership, managerial ownership and the audit board together have a significant influence on earnings management.
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