Accounting Practices Essay by Master Researcher

This paper discusses financial and managerial accounting standards.
# 84723 | 1,125 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Accounting (Financial) , Ethics (General)

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This paper deals with managerial accounting and financial standards. The paper explains how the information being formulated is for a specific audience. The information that managerial accountants prepare is directly fed to managers within given departments who are dependent upon this information to aid them in their decision-making process.

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"In the days of Sarbanes-Oxley, never has it been so imperative that accounting and reporting standards be completely above-board. No company wants the dark shadow of an Enron or Worldcom scandal. Therefore all accounting practices must be reviewed, audited and reported. As a result of scandalous situations, there is often fallout that other companies must follow and suffer through as a result. In this case it is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which forced the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to do everything it could to prevent erroneously financial reporting from continuing in publicly traded companies. The SEC with the help of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), aided in the implementation of new standards which many companies disliked, to say the least, but understood why they were necessary (Smith, 2005, p. 1)."

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