Ethics In Financial Reporting
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This paper discusses ethical financial reporting and what organizations are involved in monitoring and regulating financial statements of public companies. This paper reports that in the United States, these rules are called Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Although they are not laws, the Securities and Exchange Commission requires public companies to follow them. The Financial Accounting Standards Board is the most important organization in setting Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Although not part of GAAP, Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts provide the basis for Statements of Financial Accountant Standards, which are the most important GAAP-establishing publications.
From the Paper:"The framework for corporate financial management has changed significantly over the past few decades as more corporations move away from a checks and balances systems towards more of a juggling act. Recent ethical scandals including the Bre-X, Enron, and Worldcom debacles, has translated into increased scrutiny of corporate financial reporting. Some financial analysts argue that a company's ethical standards affects profitability, and those businesses that demonstrate unethical behaviour will suffer from decreased market share and profit potential, as well as increased government regulation. Increased competition between businesses has forced corporate finance managers to juggle more than one set of balance sheets depending on whether the reporting is going to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or shareholders."
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