By Don E. Garner
This ebook is key for college kids and practitioners in accounting, foreign company, finance, and economics. In a simple and readable sort, it makes a speciality of the altering accounting and auditing criteria in nationwide and worldwide economies within the post-Enron/Arthur Andersen period. The authors make clear the explanations at the back of and outcomes of the accounting profession's failure in auditing and self-regulation, as such a lot organizations positioned consulting gains prior to public audit tasks. They exhibit how Sarbanes-Oxley suggestions, whereas no longer ideal, are significant members to the profession's redemption, and feature enabled it to upward thrust to new heights of provider and profit. The publication deals an in depth exam of accounting practitioners' earlier demanding situations and destiny customers. It presents a practical research of particular concerns dealing with accounting and auditing organizations this day, together with the growing to be challenge of independence; the necessity for one set of foreign accounting criteria and one set of auditing criteria; alterations dealing with the worldwide economic system; and the effect of the net and communique platforms on accounting organizations.
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Accounting and the Global Economy After Sarbanes-Oxley by Don E. Garner